BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Jacob Warren was named to the 2022 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, the conference announced Wednesday morning.
Warren, a redshirt-senior tight end, has given much of his time to better the Knoxville area and most recently was instrumental in the planning, promotion and logistics of the Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) Coats for the Cold drive that provides thousands of people in need with cold-weather gear for the upcoming winter. Warren, along with his teammates, set out to get 10,000 coats for the upcoming winter.
The homegrown Knoxville native also has bettered his community through work with the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, the Wesley House Community Center and Love Kitchen, where he organized various types of food, sorted donations and cleaned floors, stairs and seats in their auditorium.
He is also heavily involved with his church, regularly volunteering his time at church events and other activities. Warren volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club through a church program, led Bible studies and engaged with kids by playing sports and doing crafts.
Not only is he a leader in the community but he also demonstrates leadership every day on the team and in the classroom. A second-generation Volunteer, he is a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, doing so in 2019, 2020 and 2021. He has received academic recognition from the conference all four years he has been at UT, garnering First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll acclaim in 2018.
Warren, who earned his undergraduate degree in August 2021, is on track to complete his master’s degree in agricultural leadership, education and communication this December and has maintained a 4.0 postgraduate GPA throughout his time in the program.