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Trent Solsma Nominated to the 2018 Good Works Team

September 13, 2018, in Athletics, Football

(Sioux City, Iowa) - Morningside senior and starting quarterback, Trent Solsma was chosen to 2018 Allstate and AFCA Good Works Team out of 169 candidates.

            This is an honor for 169 athletes who distinguish themselves not only on the field but off the field as well. A prestigious panel of judges then narrow their decision to 22 college football players and an honorary head coach. These athletes come from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Combined Divisions of FCS, II, III & NAIA.

The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team has been one of the highest honors a football player can receive for over 25 years. The student-athlete must demonstrate incredible community service and a unique desire to impact the lives around them as well as overcome personal battles.

            Trent Solsma has earned his spot in the group of 22. This special honor recognizes the tremendous amounts of work he has done for his mother’s non-profit organization in Africa year after year. Solsma traveled with 6 other Morningside football players this past summer to Tanzania in eastern Africa to lend their support to Kelli Solsma’s, Project Rehema Ministries. While in Tanzania, Solsma and fellow players constructed a home that will house eight to 10 orphans and a “mama” or foster parent. The players poured the cement and laid the brick for the house as well as dug a 13-foot bathroom.

            The 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team will be invited to New Orleans to participate in a community project ahead of the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl where the team of 22 will be recognized during halftime.