Robert Kugler nominated for National Award

Photo Courtesy: Purdue Sports
Photo Courtesy: Purdue Sports

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Purdue University offensive lineman Robert Kugler was just announced as a nominee for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. An award that is the most prestigious off-the-field honor in college football.

More often than not, college football players are remembered for their accomplishments on the field and are rarely recognized for their achievements outside the gridiron. Through the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association recognize a select group of college football players who have made a commitment to enriching the lives of others while contributing to the greater good of their communities.

To help shine a light on these remarkable “good works,” the duo is honored to announce Kugler as a nominee for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, who boasts an impressive resume of community service accomplishments, including:

  • Visiting Lafayette Boys and Girls Club
  • Volunteering at Dream Season, a day-camp for special needs children
  • Mentors young children through the Purdue Athletes Life Success (PALS) program

From this year’s record number of 182 nominees, a final roster of 22 award recipients – comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA – will be unveiled in September.

Past members of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team include Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, Peyton and Eli Manning and Heisman Trophy winners Robert Griffin III and Tim Tebow. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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