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Encyclopedia > Wuerffel Trophy

The Wuerffel Trophy is an award given annually by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach to the college football player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement."[1] It is named for Heisman trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, a former college player at the University of Florida and in the NFL who graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School. While being a great college quarterback, Wuerffel is also remembered for his work off the field—including running Desire Street Ministries, a faith-based organization for underprivileged kids in New Orleans. Fort Walton Beach is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a flagship public land-grant, sea-grant[3] major research university located on a 2,000 acre campus in Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...

Joel Penton of Ohio State University is 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 Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ...

The first winner of the trophy was Rudy Niswanger of LSU in 2005, also a winner of the Draddy Trophy. Rudy Niswanger is an American football center for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Draddy Trophy is a trophy given to the American college football player with the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance. ...

Past winners

Year Player Position School
2005 Rudy Niswanger C LSU
2006 Joel Penton DT Ohio State
2007 Paul Smith QB Tulsa

Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rudy Niswanger is an American football center for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... City Baton Rouge, Louisiana Team Mascot Mike the Tiger Team Colors Purple and gold Head Coach Les Miles Home Stadium Tiger Stadium League/Conference affiliations Independent (1893-1895) Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1896-1921) Southern Conference (1922-1932) Southeastern Conference (1932-present) Western Division (1992-present) Team history All-Time... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For information specifically about the 2006 season, see 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes football team. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The University of Tulsa is a private, comprehensive university awarding bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ...

External links

  • Wuerffel Trophy.org

College football awards:
Best player awards:
Heisman Memorial Trophy
Maxwell Award | Walter Camp Award
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Best Defenseman)
Chuck Bednarik Award (Best Defenseman)
Dave Rimington Trophy (Best C)
Davey O'Brien Award (Best QB)
Dick Butkus Award (Best LB)
Doak Walker Award (Best RB)
Draddy Trophy (Academic Heisman)
Fred Biletnikoff Award (Best WR)
Jim Thorpe Award (Best DB)
John Mackey Award (Best TE)
Johnny Unitas Award (Best Senior QB)
Lombardi Award (Best Lineman or LB)
Lott Trophy (Defensive impact)
Lou Groza Award (Best PK)
Manning Award (Best QB)
Mosi Tatupu Award (Best spec. teams)
Outland Trophy (Best IOL or DL)
Ray Guy Award (Best P)
Randy Moss Award (Best KR/PR)
Sammy Baugh Trophy (Best QB)
Ted Hendricks Award (Best DE)
Wuerffel Trophy (Humanitarian-Athlete)
Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year | Home Depot Coach of the Year
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year | Walter Camp Coach of the Year
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year | Broyles Assistant Coach of the Year
Walter Payton Award (Best Div. I FCS Off.) | Buck Buchanan Award (Best Div. I FCS Def.)
Eddie Robinson Award (Best Div. I FCS Coach)
Harlon Hill Trophy (Div. II) | Gagliardi Trophy (Div. III) | Melberger Award (Div. III)



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