Kentucky football’s season may be over, but things aren’t slowing down for Landon Young. The offensive tackle was will be honored at halftime of the Sugar Bowl as Captain of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Young was named as one of 22 participants named to the team earlier this year in recognition of his commitment to positively impacting his community off the field, then later named as the group’s captain.
The Good Works Team honors athletes who dedicate their time charities and other causes of their choosing. Young gives back to the local veterinary clinic, visits with nursing home residents, volunteers at Lexington’s Hope Center and assists with yard work for local church members. In May of 2019, he traveled to Ethiopia and worked in orphanages, distributing care packages and mentoring the youth in the community.
Young was originally recognized as the team’s captain during the College Football Awards Show on Dec. 12. After celebrating UK’s exhilarating Belk Bowl win on New Year’s Eve, Young joined his fellow Good Works Team members in New Orleans and participated in a special volunteer project to refurbish a local charter school before the Sugar Bowl festivities begun.
Check out the Tweet below for pictures from the ceremony, provided by the UK Football account.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) January 2, 2020
“Hearing stories like Landon’s remind us of all that is good in this sport, and Allstate is proud to highlight his story on the prominent platform it deserves,” John O’Donnell, president of Allstate’s Western Territory, said in a statement. “It has been incredible to watch the college football community rally around the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team each season and embrace these outstanding young men.”
WKYT’s Alex Walker posted a video of Young’s introduction:
— Alex Walker (@AlexWalkerTV) January 2, 2020
Congrats to the Kentucky native on all of his successes on and off the football field this season.