LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky senior nose guard Jacob Hyde has been selected to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Hyde, a native of Manchester, Kentucky, is one of the team’s top leaders in community service hours volunteered.
Just a few of his community service projects include, visiting sick children at the UK Children's Hospital, volunteering to read books to children at Picadome Elementary and at Woodford County Library, volunteering at Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser where he bowled and spent time with kids affected with cancer, volunteering for Read Across America Day at Fayette Mall and staying after practice to spend time with Special Olympics athletes. Last season, he volunteered to visit with sick children at Wolfson Children's Hospital at the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. He also is a frequent visitor to local nursing homes.
Last season, Hyde was inducted into UK’s prestigious Frank G. Ham Society of Character which honors Wildcats who have shown an extraordinary commitment to academic excellence, athletic participation, personal development, career preparation and serving as a role model.
Hyde, a two-time SEC Honor Roll and Dean’s List member, graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in social work and is currently working on a master's degree in social work with the hopes of continuing to be a positive light in children’s lives.
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