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Wuerffel Trophy Announces 2022 Semifinalists

Twelve Players Named Semifinalists for College Football’s Top Community Service Award   ATLANTA – November 1, 2022 – The Wuerffel Trophy announced its 12 semifinalists for the 2022 award. The Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” is presented each February in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Named after Danny Wuerffel, 1996 …

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Wuerffel Trophy Announces Record Nominees for 2022

109 players receive consideration for award honoring college football’s top community service leaders ATLANTA – October 21, 2022 – The Wuerffel Trophy announced its 2022 nomination list from college football’s Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” the Wuerffel Trophy is presented each February in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. …

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Teton Saltes to be Presented 2020 Wuerffel Trophy

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – October 13, 2021 – Teton Saltes, the 2020 Wuerffel Trophy recipient, will finally receive his hardware.  Unable to attend the award’s normal festivities in February due to CoVid restrictions,  Saltes and Danny Wuerffel shared a virtual acceptance earlier this year.  But this weekend, Wuerffel will be traveling to Albuquerque to personally …

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Four Things to Know about New York Jets’ Teton Saltes

By:  Spencer Aber –  jetswire.usatoday.com The Jets only drafted one offensive lineman, but they signed four as undrafted free agents. New Mexico’s Teton Saltes was one of them. He played in 28 games for the Lobos, primarily at right tackle. Saltes recorded a 96.7 percent and 97.7 percent pass-blocking efficiency rating in his sophomore and …

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Gabe Ikard Enjoying Life’s Journey from Football Field to Broadcasting

By: Eric Bailey, TulsaWorld.com Teddy Lehman never believed he would join the media. Oklahoma’s former star linebacker would give one-word answers when questioned during his college career, which ended in 2003. He now works with current players as an OU radio analyst and enjoys every aspect of the job. Gabe Ikard, an All-American center, enjoyed …

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Kalamazoo Homeless Shelter Plans $10M Upgrade to Expand Space for Women and Children

2009 Wuerffel Trophy Recipient Tim Hiller and wife Michelle, chaired a capital campaign to lead the expansion By:  Sophie Hillmeyer | shillmey@mlive.com KALAMAZOO, MI — The emergency homeless shelter in Kalamazoo plans to build a new facility for women and children in spring 2020 to accommodate the growing demographic. The Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, recently rebranded …

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Barrett Jones Set SEC Standard With Versatility Up Front

By: David Paschall – Chattanooga Times Free Press Barrett Jones always looked like the fresh-faced guy tapping the keg at a fraternity party, but during his time as an Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman he was a menace in the trenches, making Southeastern Conference history by earning all-league honors at three positions. Jones is the …

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