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Dickens nominated for Good Works Team

Marist’s Dickens Nominated For Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Lawrence Dickens returns a kick last season for the Marist Red Foxes.



POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Rising Marist senior wide receiver LAWRENCE DICKENS, out of Steele Canyon High, has been announced as one of 146 national nominees for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team.

Dickens was named Pioneer Football League (PFL) Honorable Mention, PFL First Team, and to the PFL Academic Honor Roll this past season. He has been named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll in each of his three years at Marist.

In 2016, Dickens caught 42 passes for 553 yards and one touchdown, and returned 27 kickoffs for 603 yards. He also threw his first career touchdown pass. For his career, Dickens has 69 receptions for 952 yards and three touchdowns, and 64 kickoff returns for 1,473 yards and a touchdown. His community service activity includes being a Dutchess ARC Picnic Volunteer, a football Pen Pal Program participant, a Special Olympics volunteer, a Haviland Sportsmanship Day volunteer, and a White Ribbon Campaign participant.

The final roster of 22 award recipients – 11 from the Football Bowl Subdivision, and 11 from the Football Championship Subdivision along with Divisions II, III, and the NAIA – will be announced in September.

The Marist football team will begin the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Bucknell.

Dickens was a first team All-East County Team selection in 2013.

About the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team was established in 1992 by the College Football Association, recognizing the extra efforts made by college football players and student support staff off the field.  AFCA became the governing body of the award in 1997 and continues to honor college football players who go the extra mile for those in need.  Allstate worked to present the award starting with the 2008 season.

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