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Dancy Earns Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nomination

July 16, 2019

Marcel Dancy became a certified youth football coach in 2018 and volunteers for the Oakland Dynamites youth football and cheer program in his hometown community of East Oakland. The non-profit organization aims to provide youth with a quality program committed to mentoring them with life skills through the fundamentals of football, cheer, sportsmanship, health and wellness, and building of team character in an effort to further their development as future leaders of the community.

Established in 1992, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® continues to be one of the most coveted community service awards in college football. From the 137 nominees, the final roster of 23 awards recipients will be announced in September, bringing together 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and one honorary head coach. The final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September. To be considered for a spot on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, each student-athlete must be actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.

The final 22-member team and honorary coach is selected by a voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® members and prominent media members who look for both their dedication to giving back and the embodiment of true leadership on and off the football field.

After the final team members are announced on Sept. 12, 2019, fans can vote for this year's Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® captain through the official page on Fans are also encouraged to join in the conversation by searching and using the #GoodWorksTeam hashtag on their social media channels throughout the season.

Cal has had a tremendous amount of success in placing student-athletes on the prestigious team in the past with three selections in the past six years in Nick Forbes (2013), Jeffrey Coprich (2014) and Patrick Laird (2018).

Below are notes on Dancy with an extended bio available by clicking on his name.
Marcel Dancy, RB, 5-10, 190, RJr., RS, Oakland, CA (Laney College/West HS)

• Played in four games all off the bench as a 2018 junior at Cal and contributed 81 yards rushing and one touchdown on 14 carries while adding two receptions for 15 yards and one kick return for 18 yards for a total of 114 all-purpose yards

• Did not use a season of eligibility in 2018 by taking advantage of a first-year rule that allowed student-athletes to play in up to four games and still redshirt

• Has two seasons of eligibility remaining at Cal

• The only player in Cal's spring game to score a pair of touchdowns with a 16-yard reception from Devon Modster for the first touchdown of the contest and a three-yard run for the last of five times the offense reached the end zone

• Combined for 1994 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns in his two campaigns at Laney Community College (2016-17) on 313 rushes while adding 27 receptions for 302 yards and three scores, three kick returns for 67 yards and four punt returns for a loss of four yards for 2359 all-purpose yards

• Rushed 291 times for 1914 yards and 25 touchdowns as a 2015 prep senior while amassing 3066 all-purpose yards and 30 touchdowns while adding eight points on four successful two-point conversions

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Dancy Earns Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nomination

2,828 Views | 8 Replies | Last: 11 mo ago by TomBear
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Pretty cool
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Geez I remember the Dynamite team from very early Pop Warner days.

This is a great story, and is the kind of story that needs more promotion!
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Dancy is the next great Cal RB.
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Looking for early recruits! Nice job representing the Bears!
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kad02002 said:

Pretty cool

I know that this website focuses on Cal Football. And discusses the chances of success on the football field.

But this article focuses on Life.
College is supposed to prepare students to be successful in Life. (I am not equating success with just making money; there is much more in Life than making money). Success in football is just the cherry on top of the cake.
Dancy has taken one GIANT step toward becoming a success in Life.
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Yes it is him
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Good thoughts, good words, good deads
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Cal Rugby has a saying....."Known for your deeds!". "nuff said.
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