Hassebroek Named to AFCA Good Works Team
Lincoln -- Nebraska wingback Troy Hassebroek is one of 11 Division I-A players named to the American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team as announced on Wednesday.
The Good Works Team annually honors players for their dedication and commitment to community service. From 1992 to 1996, the Good Works Team was selected by the College Football Association and when the CFA disbanded in 1997, the AFCA began selecting the team.
Hassebroek is a senior who originally joined the Husker program as a walk-on from Lincoln High. He is currently the vice president of Nebraska's Student-Athlete Advisory Board after serving as a representative from the football team in 2001-02. He is also a member of the Nebraska Football Unity Council.
In the Lincoln community Hassebroek has volunteered for Meals on Wheels and participates in Team Spirit hospital visits. Hassebroek also created and implemented Trick or Treat Street "Halloween Fun Night," a program in which each of Nebraska's 23 teams hosted a game booth and interacted with at-risk youth from the community. Hassebroek has also taken part in the Dads with Disabilities program each of the past two years and was among the NU student-athletes who participated in a Special Olympics bowling night on UNL's East Campus last spring.
Since the start of the Good Works Team Nebraska has had a nation-leading eight players selected to the team. Previous Husker Good Works honorees include Troy Branch (LB, 1992, 1993); Donta Jones (OLB, 1994); Aaron Graham (C, 1995); Jared Tomich (RE, 1996); Dan Alexander (IB, 1999) and Patrick Kabongo (DT, 2001).
Hassebroek is one of two Big 12 players named to the Good Works Team, joining Iowa State junior wide receiver Lane Danielsen.