"I'm very blessed to receive this award, particularly because it pays tribute to those who have discovered the inner joy from being outward focused," said Wuerffel. "Self-fulfillment really does come when we learn to worry less about ourselves and more about the needs of others.
Wuerffel's time is now spent with the Desire Street Ministries in New Orleans whose mission is to improve communities by bringing the gospel to the impoverished.
Representatives from the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame, and Heisman Memorial Trophy will present the award to Wuerffel on September 17, 2005 at the University of Florida game vs. Tennessee in Gainesville and accepting on behalf of Florida will be Athletics Director, Jeremy Foley. The award will also be presented to Wuerffel at the Hall of Fame's annual Induction Ceremony in spring 2006.
Former winners of the "Tradition of Excellence Award" are; Jim Plunkett, Stanford; Archie Griffin, Ohio State; the graduates from the Military Academies, Glen Davis, Doc Blanchard, Pete Dawkins, Roger Staubach, Joe Bellino; John Lattner, Notre Dame; and Steve Owens, University of Oklahoma.