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Danny Wuerffel

Danny Wuerffel is a Heisman Trophy winner, College Football Hall of Famer, former NFL quarterback, and renowned humanitarian whose life mission is to inspire greater service in the world.

A Florida-native, Wuerffel is widely known for his prolific career at the University of Florida where he led the Gators to four SEC Championships and Florida’s 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, Davey O’Brien Award, and Campbell Award, given to the nation’s top scholar-athlete. 

Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 1997, Wuerffel would go on to play six seasons in the NFL and NFL Europe before retiring to pursue his true calling – philanthropy and community service. Following his retirement, Wuerffel joined Desire Street Ministries – an organization he began working with during his time at the New Orleans Saints – and became Executive Director of the organization. Additionally, he established and serves as President of The Wuerffel Foundation to further his life mission of inspiring greater service in the world. 

In continuation of Wuerffel’s legacy and passion for both football and service, the All Sports Association established The Wuerffel Trophy in 2005 to honor college football players who serve others, celebrate their impact, and inspire greater service in the world. A member of the National Football Federation’s Collegiate Awards, The Wuerffel Trophy is presented annually to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with leadership achievement on and off the field. Previous recipients include Tim Tebow, Sam Acho, Matt Barkley, and Teton Saltes.

Wuerffel Foundation: The Wuerffel Foundation was established to inspire greater service in the world, the life mission of founder and president Danny Wuerffel. A renowned humanitarian, Wuerffel counsels and mentors various community leaders and facilitates introductions to philanthropically-minded supporters.

Wuerffel Trophy: Established in 2005 by The All Sports Association, The Wuerffel Trophy honors college football players who serve others, celebrate their impact, and inspire greater service in the world. A member of the National Football Federation’s Collegiate Awards, The Wuerffel Trophy is presented annually to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with leadership achievement on and off the field. It is the first major award honoring the character of service to others. Previous recipients include Tim Tebow, Sam Acho, Matt Barkley, and Teton Saltes.

The Wuerffel Trophy is named after 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. Wuerffel led the University of Florida to four SEC Championships and the Gator’s 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, Davey O’Brien Award, and Campbell Award, given to the nation’s top scholar-athlete. As a nationally recognized humanitarian, Wuerffel inspires leaders to use their influence to make a positive impact.

 

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