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Syracuse LB Kielan Whitner nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Whitner ontinues Syracuse’s recent tradition of nominees.

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Ahead of this weekend’s Lift for Life event, one of the key figures of the Syracuse Orange’s Uplifting Athletes chapter received a nomination for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

Linebacker Kielan Whitner made the list for his work as PR director of SU’s Uplifting Athletes chapter, along with recent mission trips to Haiti, and his involvement with the For a Day Foundation and Team Impact — both of which help sick children.

Should Whitner earn the honor, he wouldn’t be the first Syracuse player to make that sort of impact either. Sam Rodgers made the Good Works Team back in 2014 as well.

Congrats to Kielan, and keep up the great efforts.

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Whitner a Nominee for 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team (

During his mission trip with Eternal Hope for Haiti in December 2017, Whitner helped lead a group of volunteers in the construction of two orphanages and the distribution of free medical care in severely impoverished areas of the country. On the field, Whitner has played in 34 career games at safety and linebacker. He has 76 career tackles and four passes defended.

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