COLLEGEVILLE, Minn.– Saint John’s College elderly defensive lineman Michael Wozniak (New Hope, Minn./ Robbinsdale Armstrong) is a candidate for the 2022 Allstate Football Coaches Organization (AFCA) Good Works Team, which was released on Wednesday, July 20.
Wozniak is one of 114 nominees from NCAA Division I, II and also III, as well as NAIA programs for the 2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the honor, which was developed in 1992 to acknowledge a select group of university football gamers that have made a dedication to solution as well as improving the lives of others.
The candidates were submitted by sporting activities details directors across the country in support of their institutions. Included 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Neighborhood, 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Community (Divisions II, III as well as the NAIA) and also one honorary head instructor, the final roster of 23 award receivers will certainly be unveiled in September. A special ballot panel consisting of previous Allstate AFCA Good Works Team members and also prominent university football media members will certainly select the 2022 Good Works Team.
Each of the Johnnies’ last four candidates were named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Group as well as SJU has five honorees general: quarterback Chris Backes ’21, offending electrician Ben Bartch ’20, quarterback Jackson Erdmann ’19 and wide receiver Will certainly Gillach ’19. Protective end Kevin McNamara ’07 was SJU’s initial to receive the honor in 2006. The complete listing of SJU’s nominees/honorees is below.
A 2022 Lindy’s Preseason All-American and a 2021 D3football.com All-America first-team option, Wozniak began all 12 video games as well as do with a team-leading 15.5 deals with for loss and 10.5 sacks, consisting of 6.5 takes on for loss and also 3.5 sacks in two NCAA playoff games, last fall. He completed 30 tackles (20 solo), five quarterback hurries, a fumble healing and a pass break up.
Wozniak returned to the area in 2021 after suffering a season-ending hand injury on the very first protective play of the 2019 season – a take on for loss – at Wisconsin-Stout.
Off the field, Wozniak begins his 5th year raising money for a set of SJU football’s initiatives, St. Jude Kid’s Research study Hospital as well as Tackle Cancer Cells. He was also a member of the Johnnies’ Student-Athlete Advisory Board, which holds a yearly Youngsters Fighting Appetite meal-packing occasion every March, for two academic years (2020-21 and 2021-22). Wozniak likewise helped organize a swim meet for regional Special Olympians in Spring 2022 in Collegeville.
Back house, Wozniak volunteered to coach 2nd- as well as 3rd-grade young people football back in his hometown for the Armstrong Cooper Young People Football Organization.
Along with his excellent athletic efficiency as well as social work experience, Wozniak is also an embellished trainee. He was called to the 2021 University Sports Info Supervisors of America Academic All-America first string as well as is a two-time Academic All-MIAC guest of honor (minimum 3.5 GPA) with a 3.86 GPA in bookkeeping.
The Johnnies record to Collegeville on Friday, Aug. 12, with the initial practice arranged for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. SJU opens up the 2022 period with a 1 p.m. first Sept. 3 against Wisconsin-Whitewater – among 6 home video games this autumn – in Clemens Arena.
SJU’s Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nominees/Honorees Since 2006
2022 – Defensive Lineman Michael Wozniak ’22
2021 – No Nominee
2020 – Quarterback Chris Backes ’21 (Allstate AFCA Good Works Team)
2019 – Offensive Lineman Ben Bartch ’20 (Allstate AFCA Good Works Team)
2018 – Quarterback Jackson Erdmann ’19 (Allstate AFCA Good Works Team)
2017 – Wide Receiver Will Gillach ’19 (Allstate AFCA Good Works Team)
2016 – Linebacker Carter Hanson ’17
2015 – Offensive Lineman Ben Brown ’16
2014 – Offensive Lineman Alex Jarosz ’15
2013 – Running Back Colin Moynihan ’14
2012 – Running Back Stephen Johnson ’13
2011 – Defensive Back Andrew Rotschafer ’11
2010 – Linebacker John Stanton ’10
2009 – No Nominee
2008 – Running Back Jeff Schnobrich ’09
2007 – No Nominee
2006 – Defensive Lineman Kevin McNamara ’07 (Allstate AFCA Good Works Team)