Well Jabaal Sheard totally put the Pitt football team in the negative news earlier this week when he was arrested for felony assault after resisting arrest and throwing a guy through a plate-glass window. Sounds cool, but not when it brings shame to yourself and to your team. Pitt is expected to do big things in the Big East this season, so this wasn’t the kind of way the team wanted to make the news.
Enter defensive end Greg Romeus, who was just nominated for the 2010 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, the “most prestigious off-the-field honor in college football.” Greg’s community service accomplishments:
- Participates in Panther PAWS, a program that connects Pitt student-athletes with middle school students to promote health and wellness.
- Attended and assisted with a DARE graduation ceremony, during which nearly 2,300 students from local elementary schools “graduated” from the DARE program.
- Regularly visits with patients at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he participates in arts and crafts and plays games with hospitalized children.
Positive offseason news about a Pittsburgh football player? How refreshing is that? Congrats to Romeus on the nomination.