Williams-Rhodes An Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nominee
July 14, 2015

  • 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nominees

    BOISE, Idaho – Senior wide receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes was named a nominee for the 2015 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team, the organization announced Tuesday.

    Williams-Rhodes was one of 197 total nominees, with 77 of those coming from FBS programs.

    Since 1992, the award has highlighted the “good” taking place off of the football field. The final rosters comprising 11 players from FBS and 11 from the FCS, Division II and III and NAIA divisions are set to be announced in September.

    Williams-Rhodes, a 2015 preseason nominee for the Paul Hornung Award, is a two-time Academic All-Mountain West selection (2013-14) while majoring in marketing.

    Locally, Williams-Rhodes is one of the most requested Bronco players for community outreach, as he has an incredible bond with the Boise community. He is among the leaders on the team every semester in number of community service events and appearances, and is Boise State's primary speaker at grade school and junior high assemblies, stressing the strong message of setting goals, surrounding oneself with the right people and understanding the importance of academics.

    Additionally, Williams-Rhodes mentors at-risk youth involved in the Boise-area Optimist Youth Football program, helping them not only with football skills, but self-confidence and life skills. Other outreach projects he has been a part of include: Go On Idaho, Operation Santa's Sleigh, Operation School Bell and Dr. Seuss Reading Month. All told, over the past three years, Williams-Rhodes has logged more than 100 hours of community outreach and service.

    On the field, the Spring, Texas native is a triple threat as a receiver, rusher and returner. Last season Williams-Rhodes led Boise State in receptions (68) and touchdown catches (seven) while racking up 585 receiving yards and 179 on the ground. On special teams he averaged 8.5 yards over a team-high 18 punts returns.

    The Spring, Texas native finished 2014 tied for second in the Mountain West with his seven touchdown grabs and his 68 catches ranked fourth. For his outstanding performance he was named All-Mountain West honorable mention for the second year in a row.

    Williams-Rhodes enters the 2015 campaign fifth all-time at Boise State with 170 career receptions, and needs 75 to eclipse Matt Miller’s (2011-14) school record of 244. In last year’s opener against Ole Miss, Williams-Rhodes hauled in a career-best 14 passes, tying for the third-highest single-game total in school history. In 2013, he caught 77 passes, a figure that ranks fourth on Boise State’s single-season list.

    Broncos Named To 2015 Preseason Watch Lists

    Head Coach Bryan Harsin
    Bobby Dodd Trophy

    DE Kamalei Correa
    Chuck Bednarik Award
    Bronko Nagurski Trophy
    Rotary Lombardi Award

    CB Donte Deayon
    Jim Thorpe Award

    C Marcus Henry
    Rotary Lombardi Award
    Outland Trophy
    Rimington Trophy

    OT Rees Odhiambo
    Rotary Lombardi Award
    Outland Trophy

    S Darian Thompson
    Chuck Bednarik Award
    Bronko Nagurski Trophy
    Jim Thorpe Award

    LB Tanner Vallejo
    Rotary Lombardi Award

    WR Shane Williams-Rhodes
    Paul Hornung Award
    Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nominee


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