NEW ORLEANS, LA– Tulane University linebacker Nick Anderson has been nominated to the Wuerrffel Trophy Watch List. He is one of 93 players who was also selected for the award.
The award, named after the 1996 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from the University of Florida, Danny Wuerffel, is the premier award for community service. The Wuerffel Trophy is presented in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, every year in February.
The Wuerffel trophy honors college football players who serve others while also celebrating their positive impact on society and inspire more extraordinary service in the world. Past winners of the award include current Jacksonville Jaguars tight end and former quarterback Tim Tebow.
Anderson was named to the preseason watch list after establishing himself as a leader in community service on the Green Wave football team. The Tulane junior is highly involved in the community throughout New Orleans and his hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
In the classroom, he holds a 3.7 GPA average while majoring in Homeland Security. This past December, the 5-foot-11 linebacker was selected as one of two departmental recipients of the Stephen Martin Scholars award, an award that exemplified an ability to perform at the highest level both academically and athletically in Tulane University.
The Wuerffel Trophy is a National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) member, which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA and its 25 awards now boast more than 800 recipients, dating back to 1935.
The Wuerffel Trophy means Anderson is the sixth Tulane player to be named to a preseason award watchlist this year.
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