Qualifications for Nomination for the Wuerffel Trophy

College Football's Award for Community Service

Community Service 
  • The nominee must have sustained, measurable and documented community service submitted, along with a university contact to verify the submission.

  • Community service may be local, statewide, national or international.

  • The most heavily weighted of the 3 criteria that the national selection committee reviews,
    Community Service constitutes 50% or more of the committee’s decision when voting.

  • 1st team player and/or major contributor

  • Additional consideration to those that have been voted All Conference/All American.

  • On the field performance constitutes up to 25% of the committee’s voting decision.


  • A grade point average of 3.0 is preferred for nomination, although lower GPAs are still
    given consideration.

  • Additional weight may be given based upon college, major field of study, etc.

  • Academics constitutes up to 25% of the committee’s voting decision.

Click here for the 2018 Nomination Form.

Danny Wuerffel and Kerry Matthews accepting the 2005 World Humanitarian Award


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?”


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Phone: 850-585-5512

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