Stanford Cardinal defensive back Treyjohn Butler was recognized nationally for his off-field efforts as the senior DB was selected to the 2020 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
The Good Works Team is comprised of 22 student-athletes nationally, 11 from FBS programs and 11 from a combination of FCS, Divisions II and II as well as the NAIA. The Good Works Team recognizes extra efforts by players and student support staff off the field. The American Football Coaches Association governs the award while Allstate became the presenting sponsor back in 2008.
Seeing Butler in the community is a common sight, and his works off the field are absolutely deserving of recognition.
His 2020 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team biography tells it well:
Treyjohn Butler visits local schools for Read Across America in East Palo Alto and Stanford Children’s Hospital. He works with the football program’s Set The Expectation pledge and Team Impact – a national nonprofit whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing serious and chronic illnesses – where Stanford co-sponsors Cole Baker who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer in 2011. Butler served as house Academic Theme Associate at Ujamaa, which focuses on the histories, issues and cultures of the Black diaspora, overseeing hosted academic seminars. Butler works with San Bernardino County’s children’s services, foster kids and kids with special needs at his high school. He also participates in a mentorship program and the Jubilee Pantry at his church, which provides food to families hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Butler’s service s as the house Academic Theme Associate has him overseeing seminars put on in the on-campus house, among other items. He’s also led multiple peaceful protests and has served as an ambassador for fellow students and student-athletes relating to social justice. He’s been a Wuerffel Trophy nominee and a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention selection.
In 2019, Butler garnered the Chris Draft Commitment to Community Outreach Award.
Butler now joins Connor Wedington, 2019, and Harrison Phillips, 2017, as three Stanford players have made the 22-student-athlete team in the past four years.
He still has a chance to be the team captain, as you can vote for Butler to be the team captain once a day from now until November 22.
Vote for Butler at ESPN.com/AllState
Congratulations, Treyjohn. Well earned, well deserved.