Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick Has Built Friendship with Young Boy Battling Cancer

By: Matt Zenitz - The doorbell rang. Antonella Tripiciano was expecting it. Her son, Nico Oneto, wasn't. Photo Vasha Hunt - A week after Nico returned home from his latest extended hospital stay, a surprise awaited the 10-year old. Tripiciano turned to Nico and said, "You [...]

2017-07-18T15:03:15+00:00 June 28th, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy, Home|

Georgia’s Jeb Blazevich Finds His Niche Off the Field

Georgia TE Jeb Blazevich (photo By: Tori McElhaney - Tight end Jeb Blazevich has been around Georgia football for a long time – 39 games with 33 starts to be exact. And yet, the senior tight end is still searching for his role in Jim Chaney’s offense. [...]

2017-06-28T10:13:38+00:00 June 28th, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy|

Maryland’s Adam Greene Spearheading Community Service Efforts

Photo By: Lily Blum – Media Relations Student Assistant - Being a student-athlete gives those lucky enough to represent their university a platform to discuss important issues, especially those that sometimes don't always get the attention they deserve or need. Uplifting Athletes gives student-athletes that much [...]

2017-06-21T10:11:19+00:00 June 21st, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy|

UNC’s Austin Proehl Motivated By Friend He Met During Hospital Visit

By: Madeline Coleman - Austin Proehl sat across from Joel Poe, a 60 year old bone marrow cancer patient he met during a hospital visit with the North Carolina football team. The once barren walls were decorated in Carolina blue pictures and posters — a single UNC blanket draped across [...]

2017-06-02T10:48:35+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy, Home|

Stanford’s Harrison Phillips Dedicated to Studies, Sports and Inspiring Kids

Harrison Phillips (Image credit: L.A. Cicero) By: Kathleen Sullivan As a child, Harrison Phillips remembers accompanying his father to a construction site where volunteers from Habitat for Humanity of Omaha helped a family build a new home. He was a pint-sized “gofer” on the site with an [...]

2017-06-02T10:19:45+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy|

Virginia Tech’s Joey Slye Focused on Kicking Cancer in Honor of His Late Brother

[youtube id="jh3882zSjgU" width="600" height="350" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""] By: Mike Barber - Richmond Times Dispatch Blacksburg, VA - At events like the one he hosted in April, Joey Slye can’t help but think about his brother. It’s been more than three years since leukemia claimed A.J.’s life, taking Slye’s older brother [...]

2017-06-02T09:41:39+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy, Home|

UCF’s Shaquem Griffin Will Make You Feel Good About Life

By: Charlotte Wilder - USA Today Sports Here’s a story that might help restore your faith in humanity. Last fall, University of Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin met with a young fan, Julianna Linton. The two share more than the fact that they both root for UCF, however; due to Amniotic [...]

2017-06-02T09:46:45+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|By Wuerffel Trophy, Home|