Payton Harrell of Dakota State was one of the 42 nominees for the 2021 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Sports information directors from divisions across the nation nominated 109 student-athletes with stories of exemplary community service, alongside their academic dedication and impact on and off the field. The junior defensive lineman for DSU has done numerous volunteer activities in the Madison community, such as helping members in the community move from homes into new homes. Harrell is a scholar-athlete recipient for the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. He also competes for the Trojan men’s track & field team, where he was an All-Conference recipient in outdoor discus throw.