Graduate Student Making a Difference On and Off the Field
MSU starting Bulldog offensive back, Taveze Calhoun prepares for football season in a variety of ways, but one of the most important commitments is to his community and his fellow athletes though the AFCA Good Works Team.
Calhoun received honors such as -All-SEC – Athlon Sports (Fourth Team) and 2015-16 Mississippi State SAAC Nominee. As a preseason All-SEC defensive back Taveze was selected as a nominee for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Since its inception in 1992, the team recognizes college football players from across the country who exemplify a superior commitment to community service and volunteerism. After tornadoes ravaged the state of Mississippi in April 2014, Calhoun led a group of students in helping build FEMA rescue shelters in the Starkville community. In addition, Calhoun has participated in several elementary school programs in Starkville, including Bully's Book Blitz, an initiative encouraging children to read more. Every July, he and his teammates visit the Blair E. Batson's children’s hospital in Jackson.