Tamasi surprised with prestigious ‘Good Works’ award

Chris Tamasi poses with his mother, Susan, who is wearing a sentimental medal that her father gave to her.

Chris Tamasi poses with his mother, Susan, who is wearing a sentimental medal that her father gave to her.

Last Monday, Amherst College linebacker and Canton native Chris Tamasi was surprised with his Allstate AFCA Good Works Team award at the Amherst Survival Center. Tamasi was under the assumption that he was making his usual Monday morning food delivery as part of his “Cac Giving Back” program. Tamasi delivers non-perishable food left over from campus events on a weekly basis to help feed those less fortunate in the Amherst community.

Tamasi was immediately brought to tears as he walked into the Survival Center greeted by a large group applauding him. After hearing heartfelt speeches from Amherst Survival Center representatives, Amherst football head coach E.J. Mills, and a local Allstate agency owner, Tamasi was able to gather himself enough to let the group know what the award meant to him. After thanking his friends, teammates, family, and Amherst College staff who were all gathered to show their support, he said that any awards or recognitions he receives belong to everyone in the room, because the support he has received during his time at Amherst is the only reason any of this has been possible.

Out of 182 nominees, Tamasi is one of only 22 players to be named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his dedication and commitment to serving the community. He will attend the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the end of the year, where he will be recognized on the field at halftime.

Tamasi, a graduate of Xaverian Brothers in Westwood, is also enjoying an incredible season on the field for the undefeated Lord Jeffs (7-0). The senior captain currently leads the team in several statistical categories, including tackles for a loss (12.5), sacks (4.5), and forced fumbles (3). He is tied with teammate Max Lehrman for most sacks in the NESCAC, and he is second on the squad in total tackles with 54.

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