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Football player Kelin Johnson is named to 2007 AFCS Good Works Team

Football player Kelin Johnson is one of 11 players nationwide named to the American Football Coaches Association 2007 Good Works Team. Johnson is the 11th UGA student-athlete selected for the honor since the program’s inception in 1992, tying UGA with Nebraska for the most Football Bowl subdivision (formerly Division I-A) honorees.

The Good Works Team honors players for their dedication and commitment to community service. Highlights of Johnson’s lengthy community service résumé include volunteering for HERO for a Day, a field day event sponsored by HERO for Children, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life of children infected with HIV/AIDS; assisting with Camp Well Springs, a camp for children with disabilities; assisting with a home building project in Athens with Habitat for Humanity; and speaking to numerous elementary, junior and high schools in the Athens area about the importance of education.

A strong safety, Johnson started all 13 games for UGA last year and finished third on the team with 60 tackles. He also recorded 5.5 tackles for losses totaling -32 yards, posted 2.5 sacks for -23 yards, recovered two fumbles and intercepted two passes.