Notre Dame linebacker and captain Drue Tranquill has taken home the 2018 Wuerffel Trophy, which recognizes exemplary community service combined with athletic and academic achievement.
The Wuerffel Trophy is widely regarded as the premier college football award for community service, academic excellence, leadership and on-field play.
The Wuerffel Trophy honors an FBS player who best combines community service with athletic and academic achievement.— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 6, 2018
This year's winner: ND captain Drue Tranquill. (@ChickfilA) pic.twitter.com/WZmHvgzB3j
His list of services is a mouthful:
1. He served as a member of the Core Leadership Team for Lifeworks Ministry
2. Member of ND's Christian Athletes and Team Fellowship.
3. Athlete ambassador for Dream Teams.
4. Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and Rosenthal Leadership Academy.
5. Created the "5th Quarter" post-game event, where he shared his story of perseverance at the Granger Oasis Church in South Bend.
Drue Tranquill of #NotreDame was just awarded this year’s Wuerffel Trophy for community service.— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) December 6, 2018
Congratulations to all other contestants for participating but this was Tranquill's award to win.
We're not downplaying how important community service and giving back is to Tranquill, but we assume that