BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has announced its 16th annual Football Community Service Team, recognizing the superior community service efforts of the league's student-athletes. The Community Service Team consists of one student-athlete from each SEC institution, nominated by his school's personnel, who has devoted himself to community service.
"These student-athletes have worked hard outside of the classroom and practice fields to make a positive influence in their communities," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. "The student-athletes who comprise the SEC Community Service Team are symbolic of what is good about intercollegiate athletics. I am proud to have these student-athletes represent the SEC."
The Southeastern Conference also sponsors Community Service Teams for men's and women's basketball and the league's men's and women's Olympic Sports.
LSU - Drake Nevis, Sr., DT, Marrero, La.
Nevis is an active participant in LSU's Geaux Givers program, which is the school's community outreach program. This fall Drake visited St. Luke's Episcopal School where he talked to kindergarten through 5th grade about what it's like to be in college and playing football for LSU. He has also visited the children's hospital going around seeing patients and cheering them up. He also visited Alice Heart Elementary School in New Orleans where he gave a motivational speech to the students there. Also, on his time off from school and football, he goes back home and visits multiple schools every time he has a chance. He loves kids and enjoys giving back to his home community. Drake also leads a Bible Study each Sunday.