BOISE, Idaho - Chris Potter, a wide receiver and punt returner for the Boise State football team, has been nominated for the 2011 Allstate / American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.
The award recognizes the selfless contributions to volunteerism and community service made by college football student-athletes across the nation. A national panel will select two 11-player Good Works Teams, one comprising of players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and the another representing players from the Football Championship Subdivision. The two teams will be announced in late September.
A junior from Westlake Village, Calif., Potter has played a vital role in the Broncos' success the past two years. He has caught 16 passes for 185 yards and one touchdown, while also serving as Boise State's primary punt returner in 2010 with 22 returns for 293 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 13.32 yards per return to rank 13th nationally.
Twice he was named the Western Athletic Conference's Special Teams Player of the Week following his performances at San Jose State and Idaho. Against the Spartans he returned four punts for 76 yards, while against the Vandals he returns four punts for 106 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown.
Away from the field, Potter performs volunteer work in the Boise community, and this past March he stepped up his volunteer efforts when he traveled to the Dominican Republic to work with children at an orphanage/school.
Potter joined teammate Jonathan Brown, Bronco assistant football coach Bob Gregory and Boise State soccer player Lindsay Roberts during spring break as part of a 14-member group building a sand volleyball court and playing sports with children in the poverty-stricken village of Monte Plata.
He also excels in the classroom and twice has received academic All-WAC honors.