NDSU’s James Kaczor Has Been Named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

James Kaczor
James Kaczor

     On Monday, Sept. 19, Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced the final roster for the 31st Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. It recognizes 22 college football student-athletes and an honorary head coach for their tremendous contributions to the community.

     North Dakota State University linebacker James Kaczor was one of the 22 student-athletes named to the Good Works Team. The team recognizes 11 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and 11 from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II, Division III, AND NAIA for their outstanding leadership in their local communities and commitment to giving back.

     Kaczor is now the ninth Bison to be named to the Good Works Team. He joins tight end Ben Ellefson (2019), quarterback Easton Stick (2018), cornerback Richard Bowman (2009), running back Tyler Roehl (2008), quarterback Steve Walker (2007), running back Kyle Steffes (2006), offensive tackles Tim Popowski (2005), and safety Jared Essler (2004).

     Kaczor has participated in activities including packing meals for Feed My Starving Children, supporting low-income families and children utilizing the Charism food pantry, assisting with children’s ministry at River City Church, and serving on the leadership team of Fellowship of Christian Athletes at NDSU.

     Two-time national champion, Heisman Trophy winner and 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Member said, “For 31 years, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team has reminded us how to use our position in life, whatever that may be, to lift up those around us.” He continued, “there are so many players across all levels of the game who use their platforms for good, and it is an inspiration to see the variety of ways these young men choose to help make our society better.”


2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team:


Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)

Name                            School 

Anders Carlson       Auburn University 

DeWayne Carter     Duke University 

Dillan Gibbons        Florida State University 

Jordan Ferguson    Middle Tennessee State University 

Ryan Hilinski           Northwestern University 

Patrick Fields          Stanford University 

Tony Bradford Jr.    Texas Tech University 

Kearis Jackson       University of Georgia 

JD Bertrand            University of Notre Dame 

Deslin Alexandre    University of Pittsburgh 

Caleb Williams        University of Southern California 


Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and NAIA

Name                            School 

Austin Brenner        Ashland University 

Jailen Branch          Bentley University 

Matthew Feldick      Bethel University (Minn.) 

Max Jones              Harvard University 

Alan Gorny              Johns Hopkins University 

Sione Tuifua            Morningside University 

James Kaczor        North Dakota State University 

Garrison Dodge       Peru State College 

Michael Wozniak     Saint John’s University (Minn.) 

Caleb High               Southeastern Oklahoma State University 

Matt Lilja                  University of Mount Union 


Honorary head coach 

Name                            School

Mark Stoops            University of Kentucky