Courtney Love
2017 Wuerffel Trophy Recipient

“We at the Wuerffel Trophy are honored to announce that Courtney is the recipient of this year’s award and are excited about him joining our family of past winners,” said Wuerffel. “What he has done serving others during his college career truly represents what the Wuerffel Trophy is all about. Also, I’d like to say the same about our other two finalists, Blaise Taylor and Drue Tranquill.  What they have done selflessly is nothing short of amazing.  It’s a shame that we can only have one recipient.”


Love, a senior linebacker from Youngstown, Ohio, graduated in May with a degree in community and leadership development and is working on a second degree in communications. He volunteers his time with Amachi Central Kentucky, mentoring area youth especially those living in a one-parent household or children who have parents who are incarcerated. His community service efforts also include visiting patients at UK Children’s Hospital, Read Across America, Special Olympics, mentoring and Picadome Elementary School, Big Brothers/Big Sisters along with serving in mission work in Ethiopia.


NOW : After a short time in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburg Steelers, Courtney serves as Director of Player Development for University of Kentucky football.  Graduated in 2017 with degree in community and leadership development, working on a master’s degree in sport leadership from UK.  Love continues to mentor youth in his community. 


“Kentucky is a place where they avidly care about sports and everybody just kind of helps each other.”

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