Vince Dooley, former head football coach and director of athletics, was named the professional recipient of the John Wooden Citizenship Cup.
Sponsored by the Athletes for a Better World organization, the award is presented to the collegiate athlete and professional or Olympian who have made the greatest positive influence on the lives of others.
Dooley, along with five nominees for the collegiate Wooden Cup Award, will be honored at the 2016 award ceremony on April 27 at the Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta.
Previous professional recipients of the award include Jack Nicklaus, Pat Summitt, Dikembe Mutombo, Drew Brees, Mia Hamm, Peyton Manning, John Smoltz, John Lynch, Andrea Yaeger, Shannon Miller and Cal Ripken Jr.
Founded in 1998, Athletes for a Better World exists to change the culture of sport by developing individual character, teamwork and civic responsibility through commitment to the Code for Living.