ENMU’s Buurma recognized

Staff report
Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Jeremy Buurma is one of 182 college football players nominated for the 1014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team.

Buurma, a Las Cruces High graduate who will be a redshirt junior in the fall, was recognized for community service accomplishments including organizing and instructing a four-week youth football camp for Portales City Sports, raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital through the Up ’Til Dawn program and volunteering with youth through the Portales after-school program.

Last season, Buurma completed 94-of-174 passes for 1,569 yards, with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions, as ENMU went 7-3 and earned a share of its first Lone Star Conference title since 1991.

From 182 nominees, a final roster of 22 award recipients — comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Subdivision and 11 from the Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III and the NAIA — will be released in September.