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 Trevor Knight, Texas A&M
Official website http://www.wuerffeltrophy.org

The Wuerffel Trophy is an award given annually to the college football player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement."[1] The trophy, designed by W. Stanley Proctor and named in honor of former University of Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel by the All Sports Association,[2] shows Wuerffel praying after scoring a touchdown.[3][4]


Year Player Position School
2005 Rudy Niswanger C LSU
2006 Joel Penton DT Ohio State
2007 Paul Smith QB Tulsa
2008 Tim Tebow [5] 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
2014 Deterrian Shackelford ILB Mississippi
2015 Ty Darlington C Oklahoma
2016 Trevor Knight QB Texas A&M


  1. ^ Blevins, Dave (2012). College Football Awards: All National and Conference Winners Through 2010. McFarland. p. 71. ISBN 9780786490806. 
  2. ^ Hannigan, Joni B. (8 October 2014). "Danny Wuerffel enshrined in new College Football Hall of Fame, thanks God". Christian Examiner. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "W. Stanley "Sandy" Proctor — Member 39". Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, a division of the Florida Department of State. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Wuerffel Trophy news". Fort Walton Beach, Florida: All Sports Association. 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ Hines, Jesse (2012). Tebow Time: Insights on Winning from Football's Rising Star. Penguin. p. 39. ISBN 9781101612743.