Niswanger and Wuerffel Trophy Visit Northwestern State

View from the press box at Turpin Stadium at Northwestern State University of Louisiana (photo Wuerffel Trophy) By: Doug Ireland - Rudy Niswanger speaks to the Demon football team in the Ready Room at NSU Fieldhouse (photo The scoreboard on Saturdays hasn’t been kind [...]

November 10th, 2016|About the Wuerffel Trophy|

Mark Richt, Steve Spurrier to Headline All Sports Banquet Week

By:  Seth Stringer - NWF Daily News The names are admittedly big. Paul “Bear” Bryant, Bobby Bowden, Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier, Lou Holtz and Joe Paterno have all graced the stage of the All Sports Association Banquet, a combined 1,786 wins and 17 national titles are shared between the coaches. [...]

November 9th, 2016|Press Releases|

MEDIA RELEASE – Wuerffel Trophy Announces 2016 Semifinalists

For Immediate Release FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Nov. 3, 2016 — The Wuerffel Trophy announces the eleven semifinalists for the 2016 Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” which is presented annually by the All Sports Association in Fort Walton Beach. “Once again, this year [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Press Releases|

Pitt Linebacker Mike Caprara is World-Class Missionary

By Jenn Menendez / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh's Mike Caprara in action against the Villanova Wildcats   Credit: Jeffrey Gamza/Pitt Athletics The life-altering trip began when a small airplane touched down on a dirt runway on the northern coast of Haiti. A ride to an orphanage in the flatbed [...]

October 25th, 2016|By Wuerffel Trophy, Home|

Media Release – 2016 Wuerffel Trophy Nominees

For Immediate Release Wuerffel Trophy Announces Record Number of Nominations for 2016 94 Players Considered for College Football’s Top Community Service Award FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Oct. 19, 2016 — The Wuerffel Trophy announces its list of nominees with a record number of 94 players from college football’s Football [...]

October 20th, 2016|Press Releases|

From Player Bibles to a Gift Toward Miami’s Indoor Facility, Mark Richt’s Gifts Have Impacted His Team

By: Christy Cabrera Chirinos - Sun Sentinel Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt has never shied away from professing his faith. Those who know him best say it's part of what defines him and whether it's at a press conference, a team meeting, or during his weekly visits with youth football players [...]

October 3rd, 2016|Press Releases|

WMU Looks To Servant Leader in Rivalry Game

By Jack Doles - KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Western Michigan University will lean on its team leader Saturday in keeping its perfect season alive in Mount Pleasant. Zach Terrell in Action (photo Zimbio) Broncos Coach P.J. Fleck is 2-1 against arch rival Central Michigan University. [...]

October 3rd, 2016|By Wuerffel Trophy, Home|

Wolfpack’s Adams Finds Friend Mentoring 3rd Grader

By: Tom Shanahan -, an initiative for the National Football Foundation Courtesy NC State Athletics Back in 2015, Tony Adams and his North Carolina State teammates were wrapping up spring drills when he was asked to meet with a Raleigh first-grader. The kid, Nayquan Clark, was exceptionally [...]

September 29th, 2016|By Tom Shanahan - Football Matters, Home|

Tennessee Dobbs Inspires 5th Grader to be Brave

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – An East Tennessee fifth grader shared a special connection with University of Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs. Riley Ripley is a huge University of Tennessee fan and Dobbs is her favorite. She says it is because he is a great person on and off the field and shows [...]

September 27th, 2016|By Wuerffel Trophy|

FSU’s Eberle Named to AFCA Good Works Team

FSU's Alec Eberle (photo courtesy Florida State redshirt sophomore center Alec Eberle was one of 12 FBS players named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, the organization announced Thursday morning. The Mechanicsville, Va., native is the head of Florida State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter and also lends [...]

September 27th, 2016|By Wuerffel Trophy|
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