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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 Chick-fil-A Foundation®,[2] shows Wuerffel praying after scoring a touchdown.[3][4]

Wuerffel Trophy
Given forThe college football player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement"
LocationFort Walton Beach, Florida
CountryUnited States
Presented byThe Chick-fil-A Foundation®
History
First award2005
Most recentDrue Tranquill, Notre Dame
Websitehttp://www.wuerffeltrophy.org

WinnersEdit

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
2017 Courtney Love LB Kentucky
2018 Drue Tranquill LB Notre Dame

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Blevins, Dave (2012). College Football Awards: All National and Conference Winners Through 2010. McFarland. p. 71. ISBN 9780786490806.
  2. ^ Hannigan, Joni B. (October 8, 2014). "Danny Wuerffel enshrined in new College Football Hall of Fame, thanks God". Christian Examiner. Retrieved October 24, 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.