Todd Named Finalist for Wuerffel Trophy

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 service efforts.

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 next month.

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.

Wuerffel Trophy Finalists
Name                           Yr.        Pos.     School
Alex Brink                     Jr.         QB       Washington State
Will Herring                   Sr.        LB        Auburn
Joel Howells                  Sr.        PK        Northwestern
Wade Koehl                  Sr.        LB        Houston
Tyler Palko                    Sr.        QB       Pittsburgh
Joel Penton                   Sr.        DL        Ohio State
Carl Pendleton               Jr.         DT        Oklahoma
Zac Selmon                   Jr.         TE        Wake Forest
Paul Smith                    Jr.         QB       Tulsa
Joe Thomas                   Sr.        OT        Wisconsin
Dane Todd                   Sr.        FB        Nebraska

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