Candidates

Investing In Others

We are proud to shine a light on these inspiring student athletes who prioritize service to others while accomplishing incredible feats on the field and in the classroom during their college years.  

Wuerffel Trophy nominees have a common thread, they strive for greatness in community, academics and athletics, but continue to remain humble.  

Sports Information Directors representing all major FBS conferences proudly nominate these unique leaders in the fall.

Congratulations to the 2020 finalists, including 2020 Wuerffel Trophy recipient, Teton Saltes of the University of New Mexico. To take a spin through our previous nominees, semi-finalists, and watch list submissions, please scroll. 

SHAI WERTS

Finalist 2020
Georgia Southern University

TETON SALTES

Wuerffel Trophy Recipient 2020
University of New Mexico

SAM EHLINGER

Finalist 2020
University of Texas

"It’s inspiring. It’s all about the nominees, the great work they are doing for others each and every day, using their platform to positively impact the world.”

Danny Wuerffel

Past Nominees

Player University Year Position
Maverick Wolfley Akron Jr. TE
Miller Forristall Alabama Sr. TE
Noah Hannon App State Sr. OL
Grant Morgan Arkansas Sr. LB
Bryce Wolma Arizona Sr. TE
Ethan Long Arizona State So. TE/HB
Andre Harris, Jr. Arkansas State Jr. OL
Joe Stephenson Army Sr. LB
Chandler Wooten Auburn Sr. LB
Brandon Martin Ball State Jr. LB
Terrel Bernard Baylor Jr. LB
Donte Harrington Boise State Sr. OL
Bracken El-Bakri BYU Sr. DL
Michael Saffell Cal Sr. OL
Tyriq Harris Charlotte Sr. DL
Blake Bacevich Cincinnati So. DL
Darien Rencher Clemson Sr. RB
C.J. Brewer Coastal Carolina Sr. DL
Barry Wesley Colorado State Jr. OL
Rakavius Chambers Duke Sr. OL
Holton Ahlers East Carolina Jr. QB
Thomas Odukoya Eastern Michigan Sr. TE
Bryce Singleton FIU Jr. WR/ST
Dante Lang Florida So. TE
Jaiden Lars-Woodbey Florida State So. DB
Eric Stokes Georgia Jr. DB
Shai Werts Georgia Southern Sr. QB
Jack DeFoor Georgia Tech Sr. OL
Hekili Keliiliki Hawai'i Jr. RB
Payton Turner Houston Sr. DL
Doug Kramer Illinois Sr. OL
Harry Crider Indiana Sr. OL
Brock Purdy Iowa State Jr. QB
Chris Hughes Kansas Sr. OL
Skylar Thompson Kansas State Sr. QB
Dustin Crum Kent State Sr. QB
Luke Fortner Kentucky Sr. OL
Jalen Williams Louisiana Sr. WR
Joshua Mote Louisiana Tech Jr. OL
Liam Shanahan LSU Sr. OL
Brenden Knox Marshall Jr. RB
Zach McCloud Miami Sr. LB
Adam Shibley Michigan Sr. LB
Asher O'Hara Middle Tennessee Jr. QB
Kobe Jones Mississippi State Sr. DL
Kobie Whiteside Missouri Sr. DL
Cameron Kinley Navy Sr. DB
Ben Stille Nebraska Sr. DL
Lawson Hall Nevada Sr. LB
Teton Saltes New Mexico Sr. OL
Sage Doxtater New Mexico State Sr. OL
Trenton Gill North Carolina State Jr. P
Joe Spivak Northwestern Sr. DL
Daelin Hayes Notre Dame Sr. DL
Caleb Kelly Oklahoma Sr. LB
Chuba Hubbard Oklahoma State Jr. RB
Isaac Weaver Old Dominion Sr. OL
Mac Brown Ole Miss Sr. P
Master Teague Ohio State So. RB
Isaac Hodgins Oregon State Jr. DL
Patrick Jones II Pittsburgh Sr. DL
Grant Hermanns Purdue Sr. OL
Christian Webb San Jose State Sr. LB
Shane Buechele SMU Sr. QB
Brian Ankerson South Alabama Sr. OL
Dylan Wonnum South Carolina Jr. OL
Swayze Bozeman Southern Mississippi Sr. LB
Connor Wedington Stanford Sr. WR
Kingsley Johnson Syracuse Sr. DL
Garret Wallow TCU Sr. LB
Isaiah Graham-Mobley Temple Sr. LB
Trey Smith Tennessee Sr. OL
Sam Ehlinger Texas Sr. QB
Kellen Mond Texas A&M Sr. QB
Zech McPhearson Texas Tech Sr. DB
Bailey Flint Toledo Sr. P
Luke Whittemore Troy Jr. WR
Sorrell Brown Tulane So. WR
Chris Paul Tulsa Jr. OL
Wilson Beaverstock UAB So. K
Sam Jackson UCF Jr. OL
Brian Keating UConn Sr. LS
Erik Krommenhoek USC Sr. TE
KJ Sails USF Sr. DB
Devin Lloyd Utah Jr.