Porter Pegged For Wuerffel Trophy Watch List
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – The Wuerffel Trophy announced its Watch List Thursday of 114 players from college football's Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Washington senior punter Race Porter is among the record number of nominations for the award since it first began releasing a watch list in 2015.
The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service," is presented each February in Fort Walton Beach. Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback from the University of Florida, Danny Wuerffel, 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.
Porter, from Seattle, Wash., has served as the Huskies' holder on field goals and extra points for the last two seasons and has also punted 22 times for an average of 42.4 yards. Off the field, Porter has been active by using his platform to raise awareness of mental health issues and has visited needy or sick fans -- young and old -- in the community.
Nominations for the Wuerffel Trophy are made by the respective universities' Sports Information Departments and will close on October 15. A current list of nominees can be found at www.wuerffeltrophy.org beginning on August 1. Semifinalists for the award will be announced on November 3 and finalists will be announced on November 23.