Grant, Hodgins On Wuerffel Watch List
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State redshirt junior Jaydon Grant and junior Isaac Hodgins are both on the watch list for the 2020 Wuerffel Trophy, it was announced on Thursday. The Wuerffel Trophy exists to honor college football players who serve others, celebrate their positive impact on society, and inspire greater service in the world.
The Wuerffel Trophy is presented to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with leadership achievement on and off the field. It is named after former Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel.
Grant, a native of West Linn, Ore., has already graduated with a degree in digital communication arts. He was one of several student-athletes who have spearheaded the Dam Change platform to to bring awareness regarding the issues of systemic racism in today's society. The platform will educate, empower, and enhance the experience of Black student-athletes and staff. It will also assist in helping the athletics community and beyond to be more aware of the issues that exist.
He has also participated in a Night to Shine and Trick-or-Treat at Truax events. On the field, the defensive back has played in 25 games for the Beavers, starting nine, with 59 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups.
Hodgins, a native of Oakley, Calif., majors in communication and was on the 2019 Pac-12 Fall Academic Honor Roll. He has also spent time working with Night to Shine, and has also participated in the Lunch Buddies program where he spent time mentoring a troubled youth. In addition, he spent time working with other youth at the MacLaren Correctional Facility.
On the field, Hodgins, a defensive lineman, has appeared in 24 games over his first two seasons, making 23 starts. He has accumulated 48 tackles with eight tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.
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