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 2019 Finalists, including 2019 Wuerffel Trophy recipient, Jon Wassink of Western Michigan University. To take a spin through our previous nominees, semi-finalists, players on our watch lists and finalists, please scroll. 

Derrick Brown

Semifinalist 2019
Auburn University

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Jon Wassink

Wuerffel Trophy 2019
Western Michigan University

ISAIAH Sanders

Semifinalist 2019
United States Air Force Academy

"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

Name College/University Year Position
Chris Owens Alabama Jr. OL
T.J. Smith Arkansas Sr. DL
Derrick Brown Auburn Sr. DL
Tyrie Cleveland Florida Sr. WR
Rodrigo Blankenship Georgia Sr. K
Landon Young Kentucky Jr. OL
Blake Ferguson LSU Sr. LS
Kobe Jones Mississippi State Jr. LB
Khalil Oliver Missouri Sr. DB
Mac Brown Ole Miss Sr. P
Spencer Eason-Riddle South Carolina Sr. WR/ST
Trey Smith Tennessee Jr. OL
Braden Mann Texas A&M Sr. P
Andre Mintze Vanderbilt Sr. LB
Bobby Walker Illinois Sr. TE
Nick Westbrook Indiana Sr. WR
Nate Stanley Iowa Sr. QB
Noah Barnes Maryland Jr. TE
Jordan Glasgow Michigan Sr. LB
Brian Lewerke Michigan State Sr. QB
Winston De Lattiboudere Minnesota Sr. DL
Ben Stille Nebraska Jr. DL
Joe Gaziano Northwestern Sr. DL
Jordan Fuller Ohio State Sr. DB
Blake Gillikin Penn State Sr. P
Chris Orr Wisconsin Sr. LB
Malcolm Holland Arizona Sr. DB
Kyle Williams Arizona State Sr. WR
Michael Saffell California Jr. OL
Dallas Warmack Oregon Sr. OL
Andrzej Hughes-Murray Oregon State Sr. LB
Treyjohn Butler Stanford Sr. DB
Michael Pittman, Jr. USC Sr. WR
Britain Covey Utah Jr. WR/ST
Nick Harris Washington Sr. OL
Frederick Mauigoa Washington State Sr. OL
Ray Lima Iowa State Sr. DL
Bryce Torneden Kansas Sr. DB
Denzel Goolsby Kansas State Sr. DB
Kenneth Murray Oklahoma Jr. LB
Matt Ammendola Oklahoma State Sr. K
Kellton Hollins TCU Jr. OL
Sam Ehlinger Texas Jr. QB
Travis Bruffy Texas Tech Sr. OL
George Campbell West Virginia Sr. WR
Isaiah Sanders Air Force Sr. QB
Kole Bailey Boise State Jr. OL
Adam Prentice Colorado State Jr. RB
Lucas Weber Nevada Sr. LB
Teton Saltes New Mexico Jr. OL
Parker Houston San Diego State Sr. TE
Josh Love San Jose State Sr. QB
Dominik Eberle Utah State Sr. K
Tyriq Harris Charlotte Sr. DL
Dante Cousart Florida Atlantic Jr. WR
James Morgan Florida International Sr. QB
Courtney Wallace Louisiana Tech Sr. DL
Brenden Knox Marshall So. RB
Khalil Brooks Middle Tennessee Sr. LB
Mufu Taiwo Old Dominion Sr. DL
Nick Leverett Rice Sr. OL
Derron Gatewood UTEP Sr. OL
Andrew Martel UTSA Sr. LB
Tyler Witt Western Kentucky Jr. OL
Alex Turner East Carolina Sr. DL
Brady White Memphis Jr. QB
Tyler Page SMU Jr. WR
Matt Hennessy Temple Jr. OL
Christian Montano Tulane Sr. OL
Kelton Jordan Johnson UCF Sr. OL
Matt Peart Uconn Sr. OL
Sean Pollard Clemson Sr. OL
Koby Quansah Duke Sr. LB
DeCalon Brooks Florida State Jr. LB
Jahaziel Lee Georgia Tech Sr. OL/DL
Blanton Creque Louisville Sr. K
Zach McCloud Miami Sr. LB
James Smith-Williams NC State Sr. DL
Tre Tipton Pittsburgh Sr. WR
Andrew Armstrong Syracuse Sr. LB
Bryce Hall Virginia Sr. DB
Cade Carney Wake Forest Sr. RB
Darrynton Evans App State Sr. RB
Tajhea Chambers Arkansas State Jr. LB
Uriah Leiataua BYU Jr. DL
Sila Kelly Coastal Carolina Sr. LB
Deuce Wallace Louisiana Jr. DB
Jalen Elliott Notre Dame Sr. DB
Brian Ankerson South Alabama Jr. OL
Hunter "Hutch" White Texas State Sr. WR/PR
John Lako Akron Sr. LB
Riley Miller Ball State Sr. WR
Gabe Skrobot