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Wuerffel Trophy
Awarded forThe college football player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement"
Presented byAll Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach
LocationFort Walton Beach, Florida
CountryUnited States
First awarded2005
Currently held byMatt Barkley
Official websitehttp://www.wuerffeltrophy.org

The Wuerffel Trophy is an award given annually by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach, Florida 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 football player at the University of Florida and in the NFL who graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School. Wuerffel helped run Desire Street Ministries, a faith-based organization for underprivileged kids in New Orleans.

Joel Penton of Ohio State University was 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 first winner of the trophy was Rudy Niswanger of LSU in 2005, also a winner of the Draddy Trophy.

WinnersEdit

Year Player Position School
2005 Rudy Niswanger C LSU
2006 Joel Penton DT Ohio State
2007 Paul Smith QB Tulsa
2008 Tim Tebow QB Florida
2009 Tim Hiller QB Western Michigan
2010 Sam Acho DE Texas
2011 Barrett Jones OT Alabama
2012 Matt Barkley QB USC

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