The Wuerffel Trophy
COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S PREMIER AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Why was the Wuerffel Trophy created? We felt that there was a void in major college football awards. Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel put it best when he wrote, “The Wuerffel. It’s about time. There’s an award for the best quarterback, best running back, wide receiver, best linebacker, best center, and even best kicker and punter. Why not one for the best human being?” For us, Danny Wuerffel is the perfect person to have this award named after. He represents that which is good in the world, and truly dedicates his life to community service in the highest form. Danny embodies the three categories of the award: Academics, Athletics and Community Service.
The Wuerffel Trophy is the only major college football award that places the majority of its voting emphasis on Community Service. Danny said of his feelings of the Wuerffel Trophy upon inception, “It will inspire other people to be community-minded, to live for others, to sacrifice their own interests for the benefit of the community and other people.”
We are proud to work in harmony with the All Sports Association to award the Wuerffel Trophy each year, presented to the FBS (formerly Division 1) football player that best combines exemplary community service with academic and athletic achievement.
About the All Sports Association
The All Sports Association membership is made up of dues paying volunteers whose primary mission is to provide contribution of time to raise money for local youth oriented non-profit organizations with an emphasis on sports programs. Through the efforts of the association with the annual banquet, the group helps fund numerous worthwhile sports organizations and charitable causes. Main beneficiaries of the All Sports Association are the local Boys and Girls Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Special Olympics.