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WESTBROOK A WUERFFEL TROPHY NOMINEE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana fifth-year senior wide receiver Nick Westbrook is a nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy, presented by the Chick-fil-A® Foundation. The Wuerffel Trophy is the national college football award that recognizes community service. Known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service," the Wuerffel Trophy is presented annually to the Football Bowl Subdivision player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Danny Wuerffel, from the University of Florida, the Wuerffel Trophy has honored over 1,200 nominees since its inception in 2005. A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Westbrook is a business marketing major. He is a William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist, a Senior CLASS Award candidate, on the Senior Bowl Watch List, and he was a candidate for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The Lake Mary, Fla., has volunteered with Everybody Plays - a sports program created by Indiana women's soccer player Allison Jorden and supported by the IU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the IU Excellence Academy. The new program offers sports-themed events for athletes with intellectual and physical disabilities, creating a chance for them to interact and learn from current IU student-athletes. Westbrook additionally has volunteered with the Riley Children's Hospital, worked with Camp Riley and participated in Change The Play, where Riley Health is partnered with Andrew Luck to bring kids together to tackle one of the growing concerns we face today—childhood nutrition and health. He has also spent time as a Generosity Feeds volunteer, visited Hearthstone Health and takes part in the 2nd & 7 Foundation, which promotes reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward. The 6-3, 219-pounder owns 123 career receptions for 1,948 yards and 15 touchdowns (T-7th in program history). Westbrook became the 19th Hoosier to reach 100 catches and 1,500 yards. "We are so excited to announce that we have received 98 nominations for this year's Wuerffel Trophy," said Danny Wuerffel. "With this year being the 15th anniversary of the Wuerffel Trophy and the 150th year of college football, we are honored to be able to bring to the forefront these young men who are doing great work serving others in their communities and around the world." 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.

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