A senior running back from Wilson, N.C., Boyette has offered his time to several local organizations. He was a "Big Brother" to a student at Lakewood Elementary in the spring of 2006, spending several hours per week with the program. Two years later, the two continue to keep in contact with each other.
Additionally, Boyette has volunteered at the Erwin Gardens Rehabilitation Center and the Forest at Duke, a pair of Durham nursing homes. He also volunteered at Y.E. Smith Elementary School once a week, tutoring students.
Boyette also has volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House and the Durham Rescue Mission. He visited residents and helped serve meals at the Ronald McDonald House. He has been to the Durham Rescue Mission twice and helped out with serving meals. As part of Duke's community service programs, Boyette has also gone to local elementary schools for the Verizon Read With the Blue Devils program where Duke student-athletes read to kids and stress the importance of reading.
This season marks the 17th year of the AFCA Good Works Team. In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and AFCA, each player must be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or community service while maintaining good academic standing. Candidates must also display sincere concern and reliability, while also having made a favorable impression on the organizations with which they are involved.
The two 11-member teams – one composed of players competing in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (I-A) and a combined team representing the NCAA Championship Subdivision (I-AA), Divisions II, III and the NAIA – honor players that embody the true spirit of "teamwork" and "giving back" through selfless contributions and commendable acts of kindness. The 22 college football players awarded this honor were selected by a special selection committee.