Porter Nominated For Wuerffel Trophy
Washington senior punter Race Porter has been named to the 2021 Wuerffel Trophy Watch list it was announced on Thursday. The Wuerffel Trophy is college football's premier award for community service and named in honor of the 1996 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback from the University of Florida, Danny Wuerffel.
Porter has appeared in 41 games over four years. He is the team's primary holder on field goal and extra-point attempts and has punted 32 times for a 42.4 yard average.
Porter is also an outstanding ambassador for the Huskies in the community, always willing to participate in outreach activities and visiting with fans young and old. He also is an advocate for mental health awareness and has developed a clothing company HOMS (Heart On My Sleeve). He designed the clothing line aimed to give people an outlet to deal with mental illness through clothes.
Porter has openly discussed his battles with depression and his commitment to advancing a positive mental-health lifestyle: "HOMS stands for heart on my sleeve, and it represents a clothing line that was created so that people could express themselves. HOMS is a brand that promotes the idea that everyone is different, everyone is unique, everyone is an individual, and everyone should be able to express themselves exactly how they want to. HOMS believes that what you wear should be an extension of who you are."
Porter donates a portion of all his sales to the Seattle chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Nominations for the Wuerffel Trophy are made by the respective universities' Sports Information Departments and will close on October 15. An up to date list of nominees can be found at www.wuerffeltrophy.org beginning on August 1. Semifinalists for the award will be announced on November 2 and finalists will be announced on November 22.
The formal announcement of the 2021 recipient will be made on December 9 and the presentation of the 2021 Wuerffel Trophy will occur in February 2022 in Fort Walton Beach.