Air Force's Sanders earns Allstate AFCA Good Works Team honors

Posted at 7:51 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 00:48:54-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — There was a major surprise in the Air Force football team meeting room Tuesday afternoon.

"I was wondering, curious what this was about, why there was a team meeting at 1:40," Sanders said. "It was cool."

With the entire Falcons team and coaching staff in attendance, senior quarterback Isaiah Sanders was named one of 22 student-athletes to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

The Palmer Ridge graduate was selected for his leadership in the community as well as his commitment to giving back through various charities and organizations.

"It's extremely important, I think our careers here are at best four or five years, but also college football in general," Sanders said. "So what it comes down to is what kind of impact can I make for the community, what kind of impact can I make for other people?"

Sanders has played in two games for the Falcons this season as the primary backup to DJ Hammond III but knows his value goes well beyond the football field at Air Force.

"Once you see the opportunities here to serve, make an impact, lead other people, and meet others trying to do amazing things in life, that's why I'm here," Sanders said.

The selected members will be honored again during the 2020 Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans.