Jordan Morgan selected for Wuerffel Trophy watchlist
Mike Christy/Arizona Athletics
TUCSON, Ariz.— Arizona Football Offensive Lineman Jordan Morgan has been named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list, the organization announced Thursday morning.
The Wuerffel Trophy is awarded annually to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with leadership achievements on and off the field. The initial watch list for 2022 includes 115 players vying to be honored as college football’s top community servant.
Morgan, entering his fourth season with the Wildcats in 2022, earned his first selection to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list.
A native of Marana, Morgan has established himself as a consistent force on the Wildcats offensive line. After appearing in eight games in his first two seasons at Tucson, he returned to regular starting left tackle in the 2021 season, starting in each of Arizona’s final 11 games of the year.
Nominations for the Wuerffel Trophy are made by the sports information departments of the respective universities and will close on October 14. An up-to-date list of nominees can be found at Wuerffel.org Trophy from August 1. The semi-finalists for the award will be announced on November 1 and the finalists will be announced on November 22.
The official announcement of the 2022 winner is scheduled for December 8 and the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy award will take place on February 24, 2023.
ABOUT THE WUERFFEL TROPHY
Established in 2005, the Wuerffel Trophy honors college footballers who serve others, celebrate their impact and inspire greater service in the world. A member of the National College Football Awards Association, the Wuerffel Trophy is awarded annually to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with leadership achievements on and off the field. This is the first major award honoring the character of service to others.
The Wuerffel Trophy is named for Heisman Trophy winner, College Football Hall of Famer, former NFL quarterback and renowned humanitarian Danny Wuerffel, whose life mission is to inspire greater service in the world. world. Wuerffel led the University of Florida to four SEC championships and the Gators’ first national football championship as the team’s star quarterback. The 1996 Heisman Trophy winner set 17 NCAA and Florida records and won a myriad of other awards, including the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien Award and the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the top athlete university in the country. As a nationally recognized humanitarian, Wuerffel inspires leaders to use their influence to have a positive impact and is currently Chairman of the Wuerffel Foundation.