Middle Tennessee State
This spring, Gendreau was presented with the Terry Whiteside Award for excellence in academics, athletics, strength training, community and campus. He was named to the Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll in 2009 and 2010.
“Alan is a tremendous ambassador for not only our football program, but the entire university,” coach Rick Stockstill said. “He is a true role model for kids of any age to follow. He represents himself, family, Middle Tennessee and college football in a first-class manner. He epitomizes’ student-athlete as he excels in the classroom, on the football field and in the community. He is a young man who thrives on being involved in the community and has stated on a number of occasions how he wishes he could do even more. We are proud to have a person of his character and integrity in our football program.”
Gendreau has taken part in several community-outreach events, including working with the annual Special Olympics on campus that draws nearly 1,000 kids from the surrounding area. He has also assisted in clean-up efforts following a large flood in Nashville last May, visited a hospital the week leading up to the New Orleans Bowl, volunteered at Project Help and assisted with the SAAC coat drive. Annually he is involved with the Read Across America program, where he visits a local elementary school and reads books to the kids, Scout Day, where he talks to and plays with local scouts, and he works regularly with the Boys & Girls Club on various projects. Gendreau is a member of the University Schola Cantorum chorus, which sang in April at a benefit concert for the Japanese earthquake victims.
Gendreau has been named to the All-Sun Belt first team the past two seasons by both the league’s coaches and media. In 2009 he was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation’s top kicker. Gendreau currently ranks third on the school’s career list for both field goals and extra points made, fourth in points scored by a kicker and eighth in overall scoring.