Senior fullback Dane Todd was one of 11 players named Thursday as finalists for the 2006 Wuerffel Trophy, presented to the player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.
This is the second year
for the Wuerffel Trophy, and the second straight year that Todd has been a
finalist for the award. The award is named after former Florida Heisman Trophy
winner Danny Wuerffel who also played in the National Football League for six
years and has received national recognition for his humanitarian and community
Todd is one of two
finalists from the Big 12 Conference, joining Oklahoma defensive tackle Carl Pendleton. A
committee of 10 will vote on the finalists, with the winner announced in the
Todd is a returning Academic
All-American, and earlier this fall was named to the American Football Coaches
Association's Good Works Team. He is also a four-time member of Nebraska's Brook
Berringer Citizenship Team.
QB Washington State
DL Ohio State
TE Wake Forest