Nov. 25, 2009
Auburn senior Walter McFadden has been named to the 2009 Southeastern Conference Football Community Service Team, the league office announced Wednesday. The Community Service Team recognizes one individual from each of the 12 league schools that has made a superior effort to give back to his community.
McFadden, a two-year starter at cornerback, has been active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the last three years, and has participated in Toys for Tots and the Beat Bama Food Drive the last three years with the AU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He participated in the BRIDGES Summer Program at Drake Middle School as a featured speaker during the summer day camp.
McFadden has also participated in the Learning Zone Day Care Center Pep Rally and the Auburn Early Education Center Pep Rally, and has been a featured speaker at the KUMON Math and Reading Center and Camp Kaleidoscope (a summer program sponsored by the City of Auburn).
"The reason why community service is so important to me is because it had an effect on my life," said McFadden. "A lot of people came back and helped out in the organizations I grew up playing in, and they helped me get to where I am today, so I felt like I should return that favor."
McFadden has started all 11 games this season for Auburn, and leads the team and is tied for fourth in the SEC with four interceptions. He also has 35 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss, and has broken up seven passes.