Adams Named To Wuerffel Award Watch List

RALEIGH, N.C. - For the second straight year, NC State offensive lineman Tony Adams has been named to the preseason Wuerffel Trophy Watch List. The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service," is presented annually by the All Sports Association.

For the second straight year, NC State offensive lineman Tony Adams has been named to the preseason Wuerffel Trophy Watch List. The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service," is presented annually by the All Sports Association.

The Atlantic Coast Conference led all conferences with 15 players appearing on the 2016 watch list.

Voting for the Wuerffel Trophy is performed by a National Selection Committee that includes college football television and print media, industry notables, former head coaches and prior Wuerffel Trophy recipients. The formal announcement of the 2016 recipient will be on December 6 at the National Football Foundation's press conference in New York City.

Adams was also nominated to the 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the award, which was established in 1992 to recognize a select group of college football players who have made a commitment to service and enriching the lives of others.

For 25 years, the players selected have carried on the award's mission by demonstrating that 'good works' extend beyond the football field.  This year's nominees uphold impressive service resumes detailing inspiring stories of servitude and the exceptional ability to balance academics with athletics, while donating their limited free time and energy to helping others.

In honor of the 25th anniversary, Allstate and the AFCA will add three additional spots to this year's team and announce a final roster of 25 members in September. For the first time in the award's history, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® will be comprised of 12 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, 12 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA and an honorary head coach.

Heading into the 2016 season, Adams has started 22 of 25 career contests at right guard, more starts than any other returning offensive player. Last season, he played every snap during ACC action, and started all 13 games.


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