Football player Connor Wedington recognized for community service

Connor Wedington
Connor Wedington

Cardinal football player CONNOR WEDINGTON has been recognized for service to the community through the organization Hope Given By. Wedington is one of 22 student-athletes and one honorary coach who were selected to the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes college football players for the impact they make off the field.

Wedington, a junior wide receiver majoring in Science, Technology and Society, helped start Hope Given By in January. Hope Given By is a nonprofit organization that fosters relationships between Stanford students and San Francisco’s homeless population. Wedington was integral in organizing members of the team to go to the city each weekend during the offseason to provide basic necessities and items to the homeless, such as food and clothing like socks, shoes, pants and jackets.

Hope Given By’s outreach team has been able to serve and connect with more than a thousand members of the homeless community of the Tenderloin in San Francisco, with many of the items donated and collected by the Stanford football team.

The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team will be recognized during the halftime show of the 2020 Allstate Sugar Bowl. Fans are invited to visit ESPN.com/Allstate to vote for the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team captain once per day, now through Nov. 22. The team captain will be honored at the Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN later this season.

Read more on the Stanford Athletics website.