NCCU quarterback honored for charitable work - WFLA News Channel 8

NCCU quarterback honored for charitable work

Posted: Updated:
NCCU quarterback is one of 22 football players in the country to receive the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team award. NCCU quarterback is one of 22 football players in the country to receive the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team award.
DURHAM, N.C. -

A North Carolina Central University football player received a surprise Wednesday while talking to local elementary students.

Jordan Reid speaking with students about bullying at Global Scholars Academy in Durham when he was surprised with a trophy for being named to the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

The quarterback is one of 22 football players in the country to receive the award, and the first ever from NCCU.

He earned the award for the hours of volunteering he does in the community.

"I think a lot of people don't know their purpose in life, but I definitely know my purpose and that's to serve," Reid said. "I definitely get a joy out of just seeing people find their selves every day, and giving people opportunities that they're not presented with."

Reid helped create an "Adopt-A-Brother" program at Global Scholars Academy.

Justin Quesinberry

Justin is a reporter for WNCN and a North Carolina native. He has spent the better part of the last decade covering the news in central North Carolina.  More>>

  • Durham CountyMore>>

  • 5 hurt in crash on Holloway St., police say

    5 hurt in crash on Holloway St., police say

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:46 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:46:31 GMT
    Durham police say five people were hurt when two vehicles crashed on Holloway Street.Durham police say five people were hurt when two vehicles crashed on Holloway Street.
    Durham police say five people were hurt when two vehicles crashed Thursday night on Holloway Street.
    Durham police say five people were hurt when two vehicles crashed Thursday night on Holloway Street.
  • Lovette found not guilty in Duke student's death

    Lovette found not guilty in Duke student's death

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:19:27 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    A man convicted of killed UNC student body president Eve Carson was acquitted Wednesday in the murder of a Duke graduate student in 2008.
    A man convicted of killed UNC student body president Eve Carson was acquitted Wednesday in the murder of a Duke graduate student in 2008.
  • Grant Hill to donate $1.25M to Duke

    Grant Hill to donate $1.25M to Duke

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:55:29 GMT
    Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, are giving $1.25 million to the school. (Contributed)Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, are giving $1.25 million to the school. (Contributed)
    Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife are giving $1.25 million to the school.
    Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife are giving $1.25 million to the school.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.