July 16, 2014
STORRS, Conn. (July 16, 2014) - University of Connecticut redshirt sophomore quarterback Casey Cochran (Monroe, Conn.) has been named a nominee for the 2014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.
The team recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among others. Since its establishment in 1992, the award has existed to pay tribute to the good in college football that extends beyond the wins and the losses. The final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September.
Cochran is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at UConn, which oversees community service projects for the entire University and also serves as a voice between student-athletes and the athletic department.
He has regularly spoken to students at the Stafford Springs (Conn.) Elementary School about athletics and academics. Cochran has also been part of a group of football student-athletes that visit elementary schools in East Hartford and Manchester, Conn.
Cochran has volunteered at the New London (Conn.) Community Meal Center helping prepare and serve food and as an Athlete-Reader at the New London Elementary Schools.
He has also volunteered at the New London Youth Football Skills Clinic three times and was a coach/counselor with the Monroe Lions Youth Football Program.
Cochran was named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic team following the 2014 season. He played in eight games in 2013, starting the final four of the year - three of which were wins. Cochran set the UConn single-game passing record of 461 yards against Memphis on Dec. 7.