Andrew Coker, a junior offensive tackle for the TCU Horned Frogs football team, has been named to a second watch list this preseason, with both acknowledging his community service. On Thursday, Coker was named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. This award is given annually to the FBS player who best combines community service with leadership achievements on and off the field.
Last week, Coker was nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
The Wuerffel Trophy is college football‘s first major award that emphasizes community service. It has been presented every year since 2005. It bears the name Danny Wuerffell. While at the University of Florida, he led the Gators to four SEC championships and a national championship. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1996.
“Danny Wuerffell not only represents all that is wonderful about intercollegiate athletics, but he represents all that is great about the human spirit,” said sports commentator Tim Brando.
Last year’s recipient was Isaiah Sanders from Stanford University. Other Big 12 players on this year’s watch list include Tony Bradford Jr. (Texas Tech), Sam Burt (Kansas), Brendon Evers (Oklahoma State), Zach Frazier (West Virginia), Will Howard (State of Kansas), Anthony Johnson Jr. (State of Iowa), Marvin Mims (Oklahoma), Bijan Robinson (Texas), and Ben Sims (Baylor).
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For the full list of 115 nominees, Click here.
An academic All-Big 12 recipient and team captain last season, Coker is the representative of the football program‘s Big 12 Champions for Life. He started all 20 games he played in the past two years and was one of two TCU offensive linemen to start all 12 games in 2021.
Coker was a mentor at HOPE Farm, a local long-term leadership development program that mentors at-risk boys. He was also a mentor at Kirkpatrick Middle School and attended South Hills Elementary School Career Day. Additionally, Coker was a Fortress Literacy Carnival celebrity reader and youth flag football coach and participated in a Fort Worth ISD Elementary School holiday card giveaway.
A junior from Katy, Texas, Coker served in a leadership role on TCU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He was part of the planning team and hosted the student-athlete year-end celebration.
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