ACC Has 15 Selected to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

Conference Had Highest Number of Student-Athletes Named to Wuerffel List

GREENSBORO, N.C.—The Atlantic Coast Conference had 15 football student-athletes named to the watch list—the most of any conference nationally-- for the Wuerffel Trophy, College Football’s premier award for community service, the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., announced Wednesday.

Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel from the University of Florida, the Wuerffel Trophy is awarded to the FBS player that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

The Atlantic Coast Conference led all conferences with 15 players appearing on the 2015 watch list. Following the ACC are the Big 12 with 10 players, the American Athletic and Sun Belt with nine each, the SEC and the PAC-12 with eight each, the Big 10 and Conference-USA with five each, and the MAC and Mountain West with four each. 

Pitt was the only school in the nation to have three players named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List with 2014 ACC Player of the Year James Conner, quarterback Chad Voytik and offensive tackle Adam Bisnowaty all earning selection.

Voting for the Wuerffel Trophy is performed by a National Selection Committee that includes college football television and print media, industry notables, former head coaches and prior Wuerffel Trophy recipients.

The ACC members of the 2015 preseason Danny Wuerffel Trophy Watch List are:

Player                                     School                     Pos.     Ht. Wt.     Cl.     Hometown
Justin Simmons                     Boston College     CB     6-3 201     Sr.     Stuart, Fla.
Kelby Brown                             Duke                     LB     6-2 230     Sr.-R     Mattahews, N.C.
Roberto Aguayo                     Florida State     PK     6-1 204     Jr.-R     Mascotte, Fla.
KeShun Freeman                     Georgia Tech     DE     6-1 236     So.     LaGrange, Ga.
James Burgess                     Louisville             LB     6-0 229     Sr.     Homestead, Fla.
Dallas Crawford                     Miami                     S             5-10 200     Sr.-R     Ft. Myers, Fla.
Shakeel  Rashad                     North Carolina     LB     6-2 245     Sr.     Jacksonville, Fla.
Tony Adams                             NC State             G             6-2 318     So.     Charlotte, N.C.
Adam Bisnowaty                     Pitt                     T             6-6 300     Jr.-R     Pittsburgh, Pa.
Chad Voytik                             Pitt                     QB     6-1 215     Jr.-R     Cleveland, Tenn.
James Conner                     Pitt                     RB     6-2 240     Jr.             Erie, Pa.
Riley Dixon                             Syracuse             P             6-5 222     Sr.     Blossvale, N.Y.
Demetrious Nicholson     Virginia             CB     5-11 185     Sr.-R     Virginia Beach, Va.
Luther Maddy                     Virginia Tech     DT     6-1 293     Sr.-R     Delray Beach, Fla.
Ryan Janvion                             Wake Forest     SS     5-11 190     Jr.-R     Pembroke Pines, Fla.