Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick Has Built Friendship with Young Boy Battling Cancer

By: Matt Zenitz - AL.com The doorbell rang. Antonella Tripiciano was expecting it. Her son, Nico Oneto, wasn't. Photo Vasha Hunt - AL.com A week after Nico returned home from his latest extended hospital stay, a surprise awaited the 10-year old. Tripiciano turned to Nico and said, "You [...]

June 28th, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy, Home|

Georgia’s Jeb Blazevich Finds His Niche Off the Field

Georgia TE Jeb Blazevich (photo DawgNation.com) By: Tori McElhaney - DawgNation.com Tight end Jeb Blazevich has been around Georgia football for a long time – 39 games with 33 starts to be exact. And yet, the senior tight end is still searching for his role in Jim Chaney’s offense. [...]

June 28th, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy|

Maryland’s Adam Greene Spearheading Community Service Efforts

Photo UMDTerps.com By: Lily Blum – Media Relations Student Assistant - umdterps.com Being a student-athlete gives those lucky enough to represent their university a platform to discuss important issues, especially those that sometimes don't always get the attention they deserve or need. Uplifting Athletes gives student-athletes that much [...]

June 21st, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy|

UNC’s Austin Proehl Motivated By Friend He Met During Hospital Visit

By: Madeline Coleman - DailyTarHeel.com Austin Proehl sat across from Joel Poe, a 60 year old bone marrow cancer patient he met during a hospital visit with the North Carolina football team. The once barren walls were decorated in Carolina blue pictures and posters — a single UNC blanket draped across [...]

June 2nd, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy, Home|

Stanford’s Harrison Phillips Dedicated to Studies, Sports and Inspiring Kids

Harrison Phillips (Image credit: L.A. Cicero) By: Kathleen Sullivan news.stanford.edu As a child, Harrison Phillips remembers accompanying his father to a construction site where volunteers from Habitat for Humanity of Omaha helped a family build a new home. He was a pint-sized “gofer” on the site with an [...]

June 2nd, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy|

Virginia Tech’s Joey Slye Focused on Kicking Cancer in Honor of His Late Brother

By: Mike Barber - Richmond Times Dispatch Blacksburg, VA - At events like the one he hosted in April, Joey Slye can’t help but think about his brother. It’s been more than three years since leukemia claimed A.J.’s life, taking Slye’s older brother and best friend. So a [...]

June 2nd, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy, Home|

UCF’s Shaquem Griffin Will Make You Feel Good About Life

By: Charlotte Wilder - USA Today Sports Here’s a story that might help restore your faith in humanity. Last fall, University of Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin met with a young fan, Julianna Linton. The two share more than the fact that they both root for UCF, however; due to Amniotic [...]

June 2nd, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy, Home|

Sarah Gates Named PAC-12 Conference Representative for Wuerffel Trophy

Sarah Gates with Danny Wuerffel and 2016 Wuerffel Trophy recipient Ty Darlington (Photo Wuerffel Trophy) A bundle of energy and excitement has hit the PAC-12 recently as Sarah Gates has assumed the position of PAC-12 Conference Representative representing the Wuerffel Trophy.  She has hit the ground running being [...]

May 10th, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy|

Dr. Chris Maggio Named President of NSU

NATCHITOCHES, La. - The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System has named Dr. Chris Maggio president of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Dr. Chris Maggio and his wife Jennifer after being named president of NSU (photo Darlene Williams) Maggio has worked at Northwestern for close [...]

May 4th, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy, Home|

NCFAA Announces 2017 Watch List Release Dates

Photo courtesy ESPN   The National College Football Awards Association has announced the 2017 release dates of their members' awards Watch Lists. In the 9 day period between July 10th and July 20th, 16 of the most prestigious awards in college football will formally release the names of the [...]

May 1st, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy, Home|
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