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.