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Nebraska Defensive Lineman Ben Stille Named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

That is right. Another watch list!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Nebraska at Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Well another Nebraska player has made another trophy watch list. At first glance I thought of Danny Weurffel, the former Florida Gator quarterback, who got beaten down by the greatest team in the history of college football.

The 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers.

So I thought it was odd that a defensive lineman would be on a watch list for a trophy named after a quarterback. Well it appears there is more to it than naming a trophy after a guy who was embarrassed to the tune of 62 - 24.

Here is the statement from the University:

University of Nebraska defensive lineman Ben Stille was recognized for his work in the Lincoln community on Friday, as he was named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list.

Stille, a senior from Ashland, Neb., has been active in the Huskers’ Life Skills program throughout his Husker career. He has volunteered his time with FCA, TeamMates, Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits. For his efforts, he was named the Tom Osborne and Brook Berringer Citizenship Teams in each of the past four years and was one of the Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award winners in 2019.

On the field, Stille has played 33 games as a Husker and has 80 career tackles, including 21 for loss, and 11.5 career sacks.

The 2020 campaign marks the second straight year that Stille has been on the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. The Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” is presented each February in Fort Walton Beach. The Wuerffel Trophy exists to honor college football players who serve others, celebrate their positive impact on society, and inspire greater service in the world.

Awesome news for Ben Stille.