The Wuerffel Trophy

Honoring

College football's
premier award for
Community Service.

Honoring college football’s most impactful leaders in community service, The Wuerffel Trophy is presented to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with leadership achievement on and off the field. National voters consider nominees from over 100 major universities. The Wuerffel Trophy brothers support each other’s efforts around the country.

Named for Danny Wuerffel, 1996 National Championship winning quarterback of the University of Florida Gators –  who is renowned for his commitment to service and leadership – The Wuerffel Trophy is the premier major college football award that places the majority of its voting emphasis on Community Service.

"I learned long ago from my coach and mentor...about the importance of paying forward to the next generation. It remains one of the most important and impactful lessons of my life."

Archie Griffin, Two-Time Heisman Trophy Winner & Hall of Famer

Congratulations to our
2019 Wuerffel Trophy Recipient

Jon Wassink

Western Michigan University

Photo:Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images

Trophy News

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WUERFFEL TROPHY UNVEILS RECORD WATCH LIST FOR 2020

114 players get consideration for award honoring college football’s top community servant FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – July 23, 2020 – The Wuerffel Trophy announced …

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Archie Griffin Joins Wuerffel Trophy National Selection Committee

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.– July 21, 2020 – The Wuerffel Trophy announced today that college football legend Archie Griffin has joined its prestigious team of …

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Former Bears linebacker Sam Acho helping turn West Side liquor store into food mart

Sam Acho is on mission to make a difference. The former Bears linebacker raised $500,000 to buy Belmonte Cut Rate Liquors on the West Side …

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2020 Watch List Release Dates

The National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) has announced the 2020 Watch List release dates for its members. The ten weekdays of announcements begins on …

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Sam Acho is Perpetually Busy

Even in between his 2019 season as an outside linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his role in negotiating the new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement …

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Drue Tranquill Seized Opportunities in Rookie Campaign

With preseason dialogue primarily circulating around a team’s top draft pick or established stars, it can be easy to fly under the radar as a …

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Jon Wassink Wins 2019 Wuerffel Trophy

Jon Wassink is a busy man these days. Between flying to New York City for the Campbell Trophy reveal, planning a Jan. 10th wedding and …

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A “Cool Day” on the Ice at WMU Hockey

Wuerffel Trophy recipients Tim Hiller and Jon Wassink honored at Puck Drop Kalamazoo, MI – With two Wuerffel Trophy recipients and one William V. Campbell …

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Jon Wassink of Western Michigan Selected as 2019 Wuerffel Trophy Recipient

NEW YORK (Dec. 10, 2019) — Danny Wuerffel announced at the National Football Foundation’s Annual Festivities at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel that Jon …

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Acho Signs As A Free Agent With Buffalo Bills

2010 Wuerffel Trophy recipient Sam Acho has a new home as it was announced he signed a free agent contract with the Buffalo Bills. Acho …

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Deterrian “D.T.” Shackelford – From Decatur to Doctorate – PODCAST EXCLUSIVE

It all started growing up as a young boy in Decatur, Alabama. He set his eyes on the prize as a 10th grader in high …

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Courtney Love Named UK Football Director of Player Development

The two-time letter winner won the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy and was named to the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team BY: UKAthletics.com University of Kentucky …

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Shackelford Attends NFF Campbell Trophy Summit

BY: OleMissSports.com, Phil Mayer NFF Correspondent Who would think that a life-changing event would come from a Facebook message? For former Ole Miss linebacker Deterrian (D.T.) …

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Lauren Sisler Weighs in on What Matters in the Game of Life

By: Camille Smith Platt – BirminghamChristian.com The United States makes up four percent of the world’s population yet experiences 27 percent of the world’s drug overdose …

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Courtney Love’s Pro Day at University of Kentucky

By Jennifer Smith – jsmith3@herald-leader.com Lining the walls of the weight room and the sidelines of the indoor training center taking in Friday’s Kentucky Pro …

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Courtney Love Accepts 2017 Wuerffel Trophy

Courtney Love of the University of Kentucky officially joined the family of Wuerffel Trophy recipients as he accepted the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy from Danny Wuerffel …

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Front and Center – Coach Darlington

By: Ty Darlington, TyDarlington.wordpress.com This wasn’t the plan.  It wasn’t even Plan B…Or Plan C…Or D… Or E. It wasn’t a possible outcome… At least not in …

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Shackelford Lends A Hand To Storm Victims

By Michael Wetzel – DecaturDaily.com Some people have hired laborers to cut trees that damaged their homes in Tuesday night’s storm. Some recruited the help …

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