Wuerffel Trophy

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Wuerffel Trophy
Awarded for The college football player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement"
Location Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Country United States
Presented by All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach
First awarded 2005
Currently held by Gabe Ikard
Official website http://www.wuerffeltrophy.org

The Wuerffel Trophy is an award given annually by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach, Florida to the college football player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement."

The All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach created the Wuerffel Trophy in his honor in 2005. Florida sculptor W. Stanley Proctor created the design which commemorates Danny Wuerffel, "as he prays after a touchdown.[1][2] It is awarded annually by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach, Florida to the athlete who best exemplifies Wuerffel's character on the field of play and in the classroom.[1][2] It is named for Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, a former football player at the University of Florida and in the NFL who graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School. Wuerffel helped run Desire Street Ministries, a faith-based organization for underprivileged kids in New Orleans.

Joel Penton of Ohio State University was the 2006 winner of the award. Joel is active in FCA, Athletes in Action and Campus Crusade for Christ, volunteering time to local high school chapters. The first winner of the trophy was Rudy Niswanger of LSU in 2005, also a winner of the Draddy Trophy.

Winners[edit]

Year Player Position School
2005 Rudy Niswanger C LSU
2006 Joel Penton DT Ohio State
2007 Paul Smith QB Tulsa
2008 Tim Tebow QB Florida
2009 Tim Hiller QB Western Michigan
2010 Sam Acho DE Texas
2011 Barrett Jones OT Alabama
2012 Matt Barkley QB USC
2013 Gabe Ikard OL Oklahoma

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cobb, Sue M.; McCarthy, Allison (March 8, 2006). "W. Stanley "Sandy" Proctor to be Inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame" (Press release). Tallahassee, Florida: Division of Cultural Affairs, Secretary of State of Florida. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "The Wuerffel Trophy news". Fort Walton Beach, Florida: All Sports Association. 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 

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