Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been named to the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team, marking the third consecutive year that a Sooner player has been named to the prestigious squad.
Jacob Gutierrez was on the team in 2006, and Nic Harris received the honor in 2007. "We’re proud of the players who have represented us on the Good Works Team, and certainly Gerald is extremely deserving,” coach Bob Stoops said in a statement. "The fact that he was voted a captain as a sophomore speaks to the respect Gerald has earned in our program. Others have noticed Gerald’s selfless actions and integrity, and we are pleased that he also is receiving that recognition on the national level.” The former Southeast High standout is serving as president of OU’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter. In that position, he has made a number of speaking appearances at area elementary schools, a facility for underprivileged children and area high schools. McCoy served as the freshman liaison for Bridge Builders, an organization that serves as an African-American Student-Athlete Network. In all, 22 players made the team.