Wednesday November 14, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia junior quarterback Aaron Murray has been named one of eight finalists for the 2012 Wuerffel Trophy, according to an announcement Wednesday from the All Sports Association, Inc.
The Wuerffel Trophy is the national award that honors the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement.
This marks the second consecutive season that the Bulldogs have had a finalist in the award’s eight-year history. Punter Drew Butler, who is now starting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was included as a finalist in 2011.
A committee that includes the Wuerffel Trophy national directors, selection committee members and past winners, will vote on the finalists later this month, and the winner will be formally announced on December 4th.
The 2012 Wuerffel Trophy will be presented to the winner at the All Sports Association’s 44th Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, February 8, 2013. Murray is one of only two finalists from the Southeastern Conference. Three winners during the award’s seven years have come from the SEC.
Off the field, Murray has been named to the 2011-12 CoSIDA Academic All-District teams. He was recently one of the 11 players nationwide named to 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in May 2012, Murray is now pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He has been a Dean's List member and on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for three years.