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PRESS RELEASE UTSA's Ahofitu Maka makes Outland Trophy preseason watch list

DALLAS — UTSA senior Ahofitu Maka (pronounced ah-ho-FEE-too MAH-kah) has been named to the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) announced on Tuesday.



Maka is one of 89 players — including one of five from Conference USA — on the watch list for the trophy that is awarded to the nation’s top interior lineman.



A native of Honolulu, Hawai’i, Maka has been a second-team all-conference selection at center in each of the last two seasons. He has started 37 career games, including 36 at center, as a Roadrunner after transferring from Independence Community College prior to the 2019 campaign.



Over the last two seasons, he has allowed only two sacks in more than 500 pass-blocking snaps, according to Pro Football Focus, as the leader on the offensive line that has paved the way for a record-setting unit.



In 2020, UTSA broke single-season program records for rushing yards (2,585), rushing yards per game (215.4), yards per rush (5.21) and rushing touchdowns (24). Maka surrendered just one sack and three hits on the quarterback in 430 pass-blocking snaps that season.



Last fall, Maka started all 14 contests at center, allowing just one sack and three hits on the quarterback in 471 pass-blocking snaps according to Pro Football Focus. He helped pave the way for an offense that set school records for total yards (6,146), total yards per game (439.0), passing yards (3,577), passing yards per game (255.5), points scored (516) and points per game (36.9).



Also an excellent student, Maka is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree, a three-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member, a 2021 C-USA All-Academic Team pick and a C-USA Academic Medal recipient.



The Outland Trophy winner is chosen from three finalists who are a part of the annual FWAA All-America Team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the entire membership, selects a 26-man first team and eventually the three Outland finalists. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner. Only interior linemen on offense or defense are eligible for the award; ends are not eligible.



The recipient of the Outland Trophy will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards, live on ESPN on Dec. 8. The official presentation to the winner will be made at the Outland Trophy Awards Dinner sponsored by Werner Enterprises and produced by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee in Omaha, Nebraska, on Jan. 11, 2023.



The Outland Trophy is the third-oldest major college football award. Created in 1946 when Dr. John Outland presented the FWAA with a financial contribution to initiate the award, the Outland Trophy has been given to the best interior lineman in college football ever since. Dr. Outland, an All-American at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1890s, eventually took up practice in Kansas City, Mo. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Outland believed linemen did not get the credit they deserved and wanted an award to recognize them.



UTSA will open its 12th season of play and third under 2021 C-USA Coach of the Year Jeff Traylor on Sept. 3against Houston. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at the Alamodome in a game that will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.



Tickets are on sale now by calling or texting 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visiting goUTSA.com.



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PRESS RELEASE UTSA's Jared Sackett named to Lou Groza Award preseason watch list

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — UTSA senior Jared Sackett has been named to the preseason watch list for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award as announced on Wednesday by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.



Sackett, a graduate transfer who is in his second stint as a Roadrunner, is one of 30 players — including one of three from Conference USA — on this year’s list. The Fort Worth native was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist in each of his first two seasons with UTSA.



Sackett started his career with UTSA in 2017, making 19 of 22 field goals despite not kicking in the season opener. The Fort Worth native finished that fall ranked third in the Football Bowl Subdivision in field goals per game (1.9) and ninth in field-goal percentage (.864) en route to earning USA TODAY Freshman All-America, C-USA All-Freshman Team and honorable mention all-conference accolades.



As a sophomore in 2018, Sackett connected on 14-of-19 field goals (73.7%), including nine of 40-plus yards. He ended the year ranked fourth in C-USA and 30th nationally in field goals per game (1.27) while collecting honorable mention all-league recognition.



After transferring to Arkansas in 2019 and sitting out that season, he moved on to USF where he made 5 of 7 field goals in 2020.



Accomplishments are tabulated throughout the season and the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award will announce its 20 semifinalists on Nov. 3. From this list, a panel of more than 100 FBS head coaches, SIDs, media members, former Groza finalists, and current NFL kickers selects the top three finalists for the award, announced on Nov. 22. That same group then selects the national winner, who will be announced on Dec. 8during the Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN.



The 31st Annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, presented by the Orange Bowl, recognizes the three finalists during a celebration in Palm Beach County, culminating with a gala awards banquet at the West Palm Beach Marriott on Dec. 5.



The award is named for National Football League Hall of Fame kicker Lou “The Toe” Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Groza won four NFL championships with Cleveland and was named NFL Player of the Year in 1954. Although an All-Pro offensive lineman as well, Groza ushered in the notion that there should be a place on an NFL roster for a kicker.



UTSA will open its 12th season of play and third under 2021 C-USA Coach of the Year Jeff Traylor on Sept. 3against Houston. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at the Alamodome in a game that will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.



Tickets are on sale now by calling or texting 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visiting goUTSA.com.



2022 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Preseason Watch List

Jacob Barnes, Louisiana Tech

Andres Borregales, Miami (Fla.)

Cayden Camper, Colorado State

Ryan Coe, Cincinnati

Owen Daffer, East Carolina

Jonah Dalmas, Boise State

Mitchell Fineran, Purdue

Blake Grupe, Notre Dame

Daniel Gutierrez, UNLV

Seth Keller, Texas State

Casey Legg, West Virginia

Cam Little, Arkansas

Zack Long, Tulsa

Tyler Loop, Arizona

Connor Lytton, Boston College

Harrison Mevis, Missouri

Jake Moody, Michigan

Brayden Narveson, Western Kentucky

Jake Oldroyd, BYU

Jack Podlesny, Georgia

B.T. Potter, Clemson

Will Reichard, Alabama

John Richardson, Northern Illinois

Noah Ruggles, Ohio State

Chad Ryland, Maryland

Jared Sackett, UTSA

Matthew Shipley, Hawai’i

Spencer Shrader, USF

Andre Szmyt, Syracuse

Brandon Talton, Nevada



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PRESS RELEASE UTSA's Frank Harris named to Maxwell Award watch list

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. — UTSA quarterback Frank Harris has been named to the Maxwell Award watch list, which was unveiled on Monday by the Maxwell Football Club.



Harris, a senior from Schertz Clemens High School, is one of 85 FBS players, including one of four from Conference USA, on the watch list for the 86th Maxwell Award presented annually to the outstanding player in college football.



A semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Awards a year ago, Harris enters the 2022 campaign with a 20-8 record as UTSA’s starting quarterback. The lefthander has thrown for 5,293 yards and 42 touchdowns on 488-of-739 passing (.660) and rushed for 1,220 yards and 15 TDs as a Roadrunner.



Harris guided UTSA to the most successful season in program history in 2021, helping lead the Roadrunners to a 12-2 record, their first conference championship and top-25 ranking and to their second straight and third overall bowl game. A two-time national player of the week last fall, he set school single-season records for passing yards (3,177), completions (398), touchdowns (27), attempts (263), completion percentage (.661), passing efficiency (152.5), total offense (3,743) and touchdowns responsible for (33). He also rushed for 566 yards — a program record for a QB — and six scores and caught three passes for 36 yards and a TD en route to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Offensive Player of the Year and second-team all-conference accolades.



The Maxwell Award has been presented to the College Player of the Year since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert “Tiny” Maxwell who was a former standout at the Swarthmore College and a renowned sports writer and football official.



The Maxwell Football Club has once again partnered with Pro Football Focus (PFF), XOS and Phil Steele Publications as selection committee partners. PFF provides detailed metrics and performance-based assessments to selection committee staff, and several senior PFF analysts are members of our selection committee. Phil Steele’s College Football Preview is generally recognized as the most complete preseason magazine. XOS provides the Maxwell Club selection committee with access to game footage from all FBS colleges.



Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced Nov. 1, while the three finalists for the Maxwell Award will be unveiled Nov. 22. The winner of the 86th Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on Dec. 8.The formal presentations of the Maxwell Award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards live from Atlantic City, New Jersey, on March 10, 2023.



UTSA will open its 12th season of play and third under 2021 C-USA Coach of the Year Jeff Traylor on Sept. 3against Houston. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at the Alamodome in a game that will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.



Tickets are on sale now by calling or texting 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visiting goUTSA.com.



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PRESS RELEASE UTSA's Rashad Wisdom lands on preseason watch list for Chuck Bednarik Award

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. — UTSA senior Rashad Wisdom has been named to the preseason watch list for the 28th Chuck Bednarik Award, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday.



Wisdom, a safety from Converse Judson High School, is one of 90 players — including one of four from Conference USA — on the watch list for the award presented annually to the outstanding defensive player in college football.



Last week, Wisdom was named C-USA Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and landed on preseason watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy — which goes to the best defensive player in college football — and the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award — which is awarded to college football’s top defensive back. He also was unveiled as a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which honors student-athletes with exemplary community service, academic dedication and impact on and off the field.



A two-time all-conference performer at safety, Wisdom has paced the Roadrunners in total tackles in each of the past two seasons, helping guide UTSA to 19 wins, a conference championship and a pair of bowl games during that timeframe. A two-time Dave Campbell’s Texas Football All-Texas College Team selection, he has registered 227 tackles, 158 solo stops, 12 tackles for loss, five interceptions, four forced fumbles, a pair of sacks and a fumble recovery. He has returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns, which is tied for the school record.



Last season, Wisdom recorded 88 tackles, 67 solo stops, four tackles for loss, six pass breakups and a forced fumble to help lead UTSA to a 12-2 record, the C-USA title, the program’s first top-25 ranking and the Frisco Bowl. He logged 10-plus tackles three times, including a season-high 13 in the 52-46 road win over Western Kentucky.



Semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award will be announced Nov. 1, while the three finalists will be unveiled Nov. 22. The winner will be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on Dec. 8. The formal presentations of the award will be made at the 86th Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala live from Atlantic City, New Jersey, on March 10, 2023.



The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1994 and is named in honor of Chuck “Concrete Charlie” Bednarik who was an All-American at the University of Pennsylvania and later a multiple year All-Pro linebacker and center for the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a member of both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame and was the last NFL player to be a full-time player on both offense and defense.



UTSA will open its 12th season of play and third under 2021 C-USA Coach of the Year Jeff Traylor on Sept. 3 against Houston. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at the Alamodome in a game that will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.



Tickets are on sale now by calling or texting 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visiting goUTSA.com.



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PRESS RELEASE UTSA picked first in C-USA preseason poll

DALLAS — The defending Conference USA champion UTSA Roadrunners have been picked to finish first in the conference this season, the league office announced Monday.



The Roadrunners received 14 of a possible 22 first-place votes from a panel of media members that covers all 11 C-USA schools.



UAB received the remaining eight first-place votes and is slotted second in the preseason poll, followed by Western Kentucky, which UTSA beat 49-41 to claim the 2021 conference crown.



Florida Atlantic is picked fourth ahead of North Texas, UTEP, Charlotte, Middle Tennessee and Louisiana Tech. Rice and FIU round out predicted order of finish.



PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

1. UTSA (14)

2. UAB (8)

3. WKU

4. Florida Atlantic

5. North Texas

6. UTEP

7. Charlotte

8. Middle Tennessee

9. Louisiana Tech

10. Rice

11. FIU



Under the direction of 2021 C-USA Coach of the Year Jeff Traylor, UTSA registered a 12-2 record for the most wins and best winning percentage (.857) in school history. The Roadrunners also earned their first top-25 ranking, soaring to as high as 15th nationally, and played in their second straight and third overall bowl game. UTSA reeled off a program-record 11 consecutive wins to start the 2021 campaign and were a perfect 7-0 at the Alamodome to extend their school-record home winning streak to 10.



UTSA will open its 12th season of play on Saturday, Sept. 3, against Houston. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at the Alamodome in a game that will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.



Tickets are on sale now by calling or texting 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visiting goUTSA.com.



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PRESS RELEASE UTSA's Lucas Dean earns spot on Ray Guy Award preseason watch list

AUGUSTA, Ga. — UTSA senior Lucas Dean has earned a spot on the Ray Guy Award preseason watch list, the Augusta Sports Council announced on Wednesday.



Dean is one of 49 players — including one of five from Conference USA — on the watch list for the Ray Guy Award, which honors the nation’s top collegiate punter. This marks the third consecutive year he has landed on the watch list.



A native of Dunsborough, Australia, Dean enters his fourth season with the Roadrunners as the program record holder with a career punting average of 43.8 yards. The two-time all-conference selection was the C-USA Special Teams Player of the Year, a second-team All-American by the Sporting News and a fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele in 2020.



Last season, Dean punted 47 times for a 45.2 average with 21 punts inside the 20-yard line and 10 of 50-plus yards, including a school record 73-yarder in the 34-31 win over UAB. He induced 12 fair catches and only saw three punts result in a touchback in 2021 en route to second-team all-league accolades.



Dean established UTSA’s single-season standard for punting average in 2020 with a 46.0 mark on 57 punts. He registered 27 punts that pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line — including 15 inside the 10 and seven inside the 5 — and he recorded 21 punts of 50-plus yards on his way to being named first-team all-conference and to the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine All-Texas College First Team.



The Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award in 2000 to honor Thomson, Georgia, native and College and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Guy. Among the statistics used to identify the winner is net punting average, number of times punt is downed or kicked out of bounds inside the opponents 20-yard line, total yardage punted, average returned yardage and percentage of punts not returned with particular emphasis placed on net punting average. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline and have a positive impact on the team's success.



UTSA will open its 12th season of play and third under 2021 C-USA Coach of the Year Jeff Traylor on Sept. 3against Houston. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at the Alamodome in a game that will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.



Tickets are on sale now by calling or texting 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visiting goUTSA.com.



2022 Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List



Name School
Adam KorsakRutgers
Alex MastromannoFlorida State
Andrew OsteenUCF
Andy VujnovichWisconsin
Anthony Beck IIGeorgia Southern
Austin McNamaraTexas Tech
Ben KiernanNorth Carolina
Bernardo RodriguezNorth Texas
Brad RobbinsMichigan
Brendan HallSMU
Brian BuschiniNebraska
Bryce BaringerMichigan State
Colin GoodfellowKentucky
Dom DziobanMiami (Ohio)
Ethan DuaneOld Dominion
Issac PowerBaylor
Ivan MoraWake Forest
Jack BrooksSouth Alabama
Jacob BarnesLouisiana Tech
Jamieson SheahanCalifornia
Jay BramblettLSU
Joe DoyleMemphis
Jordy SandyTCU
Kai KroegerSouth Carolina
Kyle GreenwellUAB
Kyle OstendorpArizona
Kyle UlbrichMiddle Tennessee
Lachlan WilsonTulsa
Laine WilkinsHouston
Lou HedleyMiami
Lucas DeanUTSA
Luke ElzingaCentral Michigan
Mason HuntSouthern Miss
Matthew HayballVanderbilt
Michael TurkOklahoma
Nick MihalicWestern Michigan
Nik ConsantinouTexas A&M
Paxton BrooksTennessee
Porter WilsonDuke
Reid BauerArkansas
Rhys ByrnsLouisiana
Ryan HansonArkansas State
Ryan RehkowBYU
Ryan SanbornStanford
Stephen KotsanleeUtah State
Tom HuttonOklahoma State
Tom SneeOregon
Tory TaylorIowa
Ty ZentnerKansas State

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PRESS RELEASE Wisdom tabbed for Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list

OKLAHOMA CITY — UTSA senior Rashad Wisdom has been named to the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list for the second straight season, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame (OSHOF) and Jim Thorpe Association announced on Monday.

Wisdom, a Converse Judson High School product, is one of 35 players — and the only one from Conference USA — on the list for the award that goes to the best defensive back in college football based on performance on the field, athletic ability and character.

Last week, Wisdom was unveiled as a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which honors student-athletes with exemplary community service, academic dedication and impact on and off the field.

A two-time all-conference performer at safety, Wisdom has paced the Roadrunners in total tackles in each of the past two seasons, helping guide UTSA to 19 wins, a conference championship and a pair of bowl games during that timeframe. A two-time Dave Campbell's Texas Football All-Texas College Team selection, he has registered 227 tackles, 158 solo stops, 12 tackles for loss, five interceptions, four forced fumbles, a pair of sacks and a fumble recovery. He has returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns, which is tied for the school record.

Last season, Wisdom recorded 88 tackles, 67 solo stops, four tackles for loss, six pass breakups and a forced fumble to help lead UTSA to a 12-2 record, the C-USA title, the program's first top-25 ranking and the Frisco Bowl. He logged 10-plus tackles three times, including a season-high 13 in the 52-46 road win over Western Kentucky.

A screening committee consisting of OSHOF members monitors all defensive backs throughout the season, including watch list players, and narrows the field to up to 15 semifinalists in October. This committee reconvenes on the Monday before Thanksgiving to select three award finalists. The three finalists are submitted to a national panel of over 250 sportswriters, sportscasters, former players and coaches who vote to determine the winner of the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award.

The winner will be announced on ESPN's live presentation of The Home Depot College Football Awards in December. The official presentation of the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award takes place in Oklahoma City.

The award was established in 1986 and is named after history's greatest all-around athlete, Jim Thorpe. Thorpe excelled as a running back, passer and kicker on the offensive side of the ball, but also stood out as a defensive back. In addition to his legendary performance on the football field, Thorpe played professional baseball and won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon. The Paycom Jim Thorpe Award is universally accepted as one of the nation's top collegiate sports honors.

UTSA will open its 12th season of play and third under 2021 C-USA Coach of the Year Jeff Traylor on Sept. 3 against Houston. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at the Alamodome in a game that will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.

Tickets are on sale now by calling or texting 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visiting goUTSA.com.



2022 PAYCOM JIM THORPE AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST
Jordan Anderson, Bowling Green, Sr.
Jordan Battle, Alabama, Sr.
Cole Bishop, Utah, So.
Kyu Blu Kelly, Stanford, Sr.
Julius Brents, Kansas State, Sr.
Davonte Brown, UCF, Jr.
CJ Brown, Northern Illinois,
So. Ji'Ayir Brown, Penn State, Sr.
Denzel Burke, Ohio State, So.
Jalen Catalon, Arkansas, Jr.
Kei'Trel Clark, Louisville, Jr.
Xavier Henderson, Michigan State, Sr.
Ronnie Hickman, Ohio State, Jr.
Brandon Hill, Pittsburgh, Jr.
Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU, Sr.
Dorian Jackson, Western Michigan, Sr.
Quindell Johnson, Memphis, Sr.
Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M, Jr.
Steven Jones, Jr., Appalachian State, Sr.
Brandon Joseph, Notre Dame, Jr.
Antavious Lane, Georgia State, Jr.
Kenny Logan, Jr., Kansas, Sr.
Darrell Luter, Jr., South Alabama, Sr.
Riley Moss, Iowa, Sr.
Andrew Mukuba, Clemson, So.
Gervarrius Owens, Houston, Sr.
Clark Phillips III, Utah, So.
Joey Porter, Jr., Penn State, Jr.
Kelee Ringo, Georgia, So.
Jammie Robinson, Florida State, Jr.
JL Skinner, Boise State, Sr.
Cam Smith, South Carolina, Jr.
Christopher Smith, Georgia, Sr.
Evan Williams, Fresno State, Sr.
Rashad Wisdom, UTSA, Sr.

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PRESS RELEASE UTSA's Frank Harris honored as Wuerffel Trophy nominee

ATLANTA — UTSA senior Frank Harris has been announced as a nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy, college football’s premier award for community service.



Harris is one of 115 players up for the award named after Danny Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Florida. The Wuerffel Trophy is presented each February in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The trophy honors college football players who serve others, celebrate their positive impact on society and inspire greater service in the world.



“I continue to be impressed with the number of college football players who are achieving on the field and still dedicating time to make a positive impact in their community,” said Wuerffel. “The student-athletes on this watch list are positively impacting organizations throughout the country.”



Earlier this week, Harris was named the C-USA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and last week he was selected for the Davey O’Brien Award National Quarterback Award and Maxwell Award preseason watch lists.



A semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Awards a year ago, the Schertz Clemens High School product, enters the 2022 campaign with a 20-8 record as UTSA’s starting QB. The lefthander has thrown for 5,293 yards and 42 touchdowns on 488-of-739 passing (.660) and rushed for 1,220 yards and 15 TDs as a Roadrunner.



Harris guided UTSA to the most successful season in program history in 2021, helping lead the Roadrunners to a 12-2 record, their first conference championship and top-25 ranking and to their second straight and third overall bowl game. A two-time national player of the week last fall, he set school single-season records for passing yards (3,177), completions (398), touchdowns (27), attempts (263), completion percentage (.661), passing efficiency (152.5), total offense (3,743) and touchdowns responsible for (33). He also rushed for 566 yards — a program record for a QB — and six scores and caught three passes for 36 yards and a TD en route to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Offensive Player of the Year and second-team all-conference accolades.



Off the field, Harris has a long list of community service projects. He has volunteered his time with the San Antonio Food Bank, UTSA’s Rowdy Readers program that visits local elementary schools, San Antonio’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day March, UTSA Day of Service, UTSA Diploma Dash, the Bryce Strong Foundation and the San Antonio Police Officers Association Blue Cares outreach program. He also has spent his time helping out with the For The Kids dance marathon that benefits pediatric cancer patients and their families, as well as with collecting donated food items for CANtoberfest and during the 2021 winter storm that knocked out power and water to thousands of area residents. Additionally, he has given hours of his time hosting local youth football camps and clinics and speaking to numerous local youth sports teams.



Nominations for the Wuerffel Trophy are made by the respective universities' Sports Information Departments and will close on October 14. 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 1, and finalists will be announced on November 22.



The formal announcement of the 2022 recipient is scheduled to be made on December 8, and the presentation of the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy will occur on February 24, 2023.



UTSA will open its 12th season of play and third under 2021 C-USA Coach of the Year Jeff Traylor on Sept. 3against Houston. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at the Alamodome in a game that will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.



Tickets are on sale now by calling or texting 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visiting goUTSA.com.



2022 Wuerffel Trophy Nominees

Jordan Battle, Alabama, Sr., DB

Miller Gibbs, Appalachian State, Sr., TE

Jordan Morgan, Arizona, So., OL

Case Hatch, Arizona State, Sr., RB/TE

Cam Little, Arkansas, So., K

Eddie Smith, Arkansas State, Jr., DB

Marquel Broughton, Army, Sr., DB

Nick Brahms, Auburn, Sr., OL

Brandon Martin, Ball State, Sr., LB

Ben Sims, Baylor, Sr., TE

John Ojukwu, Boise State, Sr., OL

Taji Johnson, Boston College. Jr., WR

Austin Osborne, Bowling Green, Sr., WR

Matt McDonald, Bowling Green, Sr., QB

Max Michel, Buffalo, Sr., DL

Tyler Batty, BYU, So., DL

Matthew Cindric, Cal, Sr., OL

Trey Paster, Cal, Jr., LB

Kendrick Blake Jr., Charlotte, Jr., WR

Wilson Huber, Cincinnati, Sr., LB

Will Shipley, Clemson, So., RB

Joshka Gustav, Colorado, So., LB

A’Jon Vivens, Colorado State, Sr., RB

DeWayne Carter, Duke, Jr., DL

Holton Ahlers, East Carolina, Sr., QB

Tariq Speights, Eastern Michigan, Sr., LB

Shykieim Pace, FIU, So., DL

Nay'Quan Wright, Florida, Jr., RB

Dillan Gibbons, Florida State, Sr., OL

Jalen Cropper, Fresno State, Sr., WR

Kearis Jackson, Georgia, Sr., WR/ST

Myles Sims, Georgia Tech, Jr., DB

Jonah Kahahawai-Welch, Hawai’i, Sr., DL

Donavan Mutin, Houston, Sr., LB

Tailon Leitzsey, Illinois, Sr., DB

Jack Tuttle, Indiana, Sr., QB

Anthony Johnson Jr., Iowa State, Sr., DB

Sam Burt, Kansas, Sr., DL

Will Howard, Kansas State, Jr., QB

Isaac Vance, Kent State, Sr., WR

Jalen Geiger, Kentucky, Jr., DB

Chris Smith, Louisiana, Jr., RB

Joshua Mote, Louisiana Tech, Sr., OL

Ali Gaye, LSU, Sr., DL

Mike Jones Jr., LSU, Sr., LB

Rasheen Ali, Marshall, So., RB

Tyriek Bell, Marshall, Sr., LB

Anthony Pecorella, Maryland, Sr., P

Quindell Johnson, Memphis, Sr., DB

Clay James, Miami, Jr., LS

Blake Corum, Michigan, Jr., RB

Tre Mosley, Michigan State, Sr., WR

Jordan Ferguson, Middle Tennessee, Sr., DL

Tanner Morgan, Minnesota, Sr., QB

Austin Williams, Mississippi State, Sr., WR

Barrett Banister, Missouri, Sr., WR

Bijan Nichols, Navy, Sr., K

Christopher Toudle, NC State, Jr., TE

Ethan Piper, Nebraska, Jr., OL

Christian Swint, Nevada, Sr., DB

Luke Wysong, New Mexico, So., WR

Carson Pharris, New Mexico State, So., OL

Nick Rattin, Northern Illinois, Jr., LB

Jack Kiser, Notre Dame, Jr., LB

Kam Babb, Ohio State, Jr. WR

Marvin Mims, Oklahoma, Jr., WR

Brendon Evers, Oklahoma State, Sr., DL

B.R. Hatcher, Old Dominion, Jr., LS

KD Hill, Ole Miss, Sr., DL

Alex Austin, Oregon State, So., DB

Sean Clifford, Penn State, Sr., QB

Deslin Alexandre, Pittsburgh, Sr., DL

Aidan O'Connell, Purdue, Sr., QB

Ikenna Enechukwu, Rice, Jr., DL

Mayan Ahanotu, Rutgers, Sr., DL

Michael Shawcroft, San Diego State, Sr., LB

Chevan Cordeiro, San Jose State, Jr., QB

Terrance Newman, SMU, Sr., DL

Keith Gallmon Jr., South Alabama, Sr., DB

MarShawn Lloyd, South Carolina, So., RB

Swayze Bozeman, Southern Miss, Sr., LB

John Humphreys, Stanford, Jr., WR

Patrick Fields, Stanford, Sr., DB

Tanner McKee, Stanford, Jr., QB

Aaron Bolinsky, Syracuse, Sr., LS

Andrew Coker, TCU, Jr., OL

Isaac Moore, Temple, Sr., OL

Jacob Warren, Tennessee, Sr., TE

Bijan Robinson, Texas, Jr., RB

Layden Robinson, Texas A&M, Jr., OL

Micah Hilts, Texas State, Jr., TE

Tony Bradford Jr., Texas Tech, Sr., DL

Mitchell Berg, Toledo, Sr., OL

Craig Slocum Jr., Troy, Sr., DB

Nick Anderson, Tulane, Sr., LB

Davis Brin, Tulsa, Sr., QB

Sidney Wells, UAB, Sr., OL

Isaiah Bowser, UCF, Sr., RB

Chase Griffin, UCLA, Jr., QB

Robert Burns, UConn, Sr., RB

Ellis Merriweather, UMass, Sr., RB

Caleb Williams, USC, So., QB

Antonio Grier, USF, Sr., LB

Dalton Kincaid, Utah, Sr., TE

Andre Grayson, Utah State, Sr., DB

Deion Hankins, UTEP, So., RB

Frank Harris, UTSA, Sr., QB

Ben Bresnahan, Vanderbilt, Sr., TE

Chayce Chalmers, Virginia, Jr., DB

Isaiah Chaney, Wake Forest, So., DL

Alex Cook, Washington, Sr., DB

Travion Brown, Washington State, Jr., LB

Zach Frazier, West Virginia, Jr., OL

Juwuan Jones, Western Kentucky, Sr., DL

Boone Bonnema, Western Michigan, So., LB



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