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State's Watson, UNC's Merletti nominated for community service award

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N.C. State tight end Asa Watson and North Carolina safety Matt Merletti have been nominated for the AllState AFCA Good Works Team for their community service contributions.

Watson and Merletti are two of 132 players who were nominated by their respective schools.

Watson, a junior, is active in Athletes in Action and the school's student-athlete advisory committee.

Merletti, a senior, has volunteered with several youth groups and community service groups in Chapel Hill.

A panel consisting of former college coaches, players and media will select the final team in September.


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Joe Giglio covers the ACC for the News & Observer, where he has worked since 1997.