ALBUQUERQUE, NM – It took about eight months, but the Wuerffel Trophy is officially in the hands of its 2020 recipient.
Danny Wuerffel arrived at the University of New Mexico with the hardware in hand to present to Teton Saltes at a timeout at the Lobos’ home game against Colorado State on October 16. Not surprisingly, Saltes received a standing ovation from the crowd.
“Man that thing is heavy, but I am happy I finally got it. You know, Danny Wuerffel came out here, I am grateful to him and the whole Wuerffel Trophy organization to come out here and present it, and to receive it in front of the home crowd and the fans here. It was an awesome feeling”, said Saltes.
Saltes is currently a part of the New York Jets organization, but he is on the injured reserve and is waiting to clear waivers. He is still working on getting back to full health, but is excited for his future in professional football.
“The sky is the limit right now. There are so many teams coming after me. Unfortunately per NFL rules, I won’t be able to sign back with the Jets, but there are 31 other teams out there and a lot of them are still knocking at my door. So, no matter where I end up it will be a good place for me and another opportunity to go do what I love”, said Saltes.
Along with Saltes, DonTrell Moore was honored at the game. UNM’s all-time leading rusher was enshrined at University stadium into the prestigious Ring of Honor. Check out the ceremonies and interviews below courtesy of our KRQE.com