Oklahoma high school football: Former Heritage Hall star Jack Ross named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Former Heritage Hall star and University of Chicago defensive lineman Jack Ross was named to the 2020 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team on Wednesday.
Ross was a two-year Teen Executive Board Member and fund raiser of the Oklahoma Cleats for Kids Foundation, which provides sports shoes and safe equipment for kids in need. He was the founder and president of the Hot Chocolate for Charity Foundation, which sold more than 1,000 cups of hot chocolate around the community to help purchase jackets and gloves for a local public school in the Oklahoma City area.
On campus, Ross was an executive board member of Chicago's Order of the "C" varsity lettermen's group. He ran clothing drives for both the OOC and Phi Gamma Delta that donated to local organizations. He currently serves as president of the Sports Business Team, assisting student-athletes with their search for internship opportunities in finance while also providing a mentoring program for new members. Ross is the speaker series chair for Scholars of Finance that bring speakers on campus for related symposiums.
During the pandemic, Ross spent time this spring delivering meals to handicapped and low-income individuals through the Meals on Wheels program in Oklahoma City. His biggest fundraiser during the pandemic was walking a marathon in honor of the OKC Bombing Memorial, Cleats for Kids and Fields and Futures. His nine-hour walk helped raise money for the three organizations, which in turn was replicated by nearly 20 other pairs of college students.
Originally established in 1992, the Good Works Team is co-sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association. Its purpose is to highlight collegiate student-athletes for their off-the-field contributions to their campuses and communities.
Fans can go to ESPN.com/Allstate to vote for the team's captain through Nov. 22.