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Matt Smith a Finalist for Wuerffel Trophy

Senior C Matt Smith has been named as one of the eight finalist for the Danny Wuerffel Trophy. The trophy honors the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement. Smith has worked with a Salvation Army summer camp for the past three years and, this past summer, embarked on a humanitarian mission trip to Africa with head coach Joker Phillips, S Mikie Benton, and G Larry Warford.

“The All Sports Association membership is honored to recognize the 2012 Wuerffel Trophy finalists and nominees,” commented All Sports President Chad Hamilton. “These student athletes embody the Wuerffel Trophy traits of service, character, and excellence, and they are outstanding ambassadors for college football.

“It’s always good to be recognized for the hard work you do, but that’s not the reason I do volunteer. I eventually want to go to into a teaching or coaching role so working with kids around (Kentucky) means a lot,”  Smith said. “When I was their age, I always used to look up to the football players here at Kentucky, so I just try and set a good example for the next generation of kids.”

 

Congratulations, Matt. Great job.

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

10 Comments for Matt Smith a Finalist for Wuerffel Trophy



  1. UKNation
    2:07 pm November 14, 2012 Permalink

    congrats Matt



  2. BobKYCats
    2:21 pm November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Great work, Matt. Congrats.



  3. oldman
    2:21 pm November 14, 2012 Permalink

    wow now I feel really old. I did not know Danny Wuerffel had a trophy to give away.



  4. Kool
    2:44 pm November 14, 2012 Permalink

    So he’s going to reenact the devastating pass to Chris Doerring? Perfect.



  5. schwing
    2:53 pm November 14, 2012 Permalink

    danny wuerffel? there is literally an award for everything, isn’t there?



  6. BlueD
    3:14 pm November 14, 2012 Permalink

    I love wins on the field but this is a win that really counts! Way to go Matt!



  7. Green Goodness
    3:26 pm November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Congrats Matt Smith!Our country needs lots more young men like you.



  8. Assman
    4:29 pm November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Way to go Matt. We need a coach that can bring more boys from St.X and Trinity. Also from those schools in the Cincinnati area like Moeller, St.X, Elder, etc.



  9. mike
    5:47 pm November 14, 2012 Permalink

    St.X alum. Best high school in the state! congrats, Matt!



  10. Fire Cal Now
    5:59 pm November 14, 2012 Permalink

    Thank GOD for our football team! It’s the only thing that can take our minds off that horrible loss last night!