UK Football | Courtney Love wins 2017 Wuerffel Trophy

12/05/2017 09:56 AM

University of Kentucky senior linebacker Courtney Love has been named the winner of the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy. The award honors college football players who best combine exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

Love leads the team in community service hours. He currently volunteers at Amachi Central Kentucky, a mentoring program that pairs adults with children and youth who have one or both parents in state or federal prison or are affected by incarceration in some way.

Love has also served in a Skype mentoring program with area high school students, and has taken part in many events with the UK Children’s Hospital, Read Across America, and Special Olympics, along with many other service activities. In May of 2016, Love was chosen to participate in a service and educational trip to Ethiopia where he helped build houses as well as shoe-shining boxes for men to be able to work and provide for their families. He also delivered food to impoverished families and visited with orphans and widows.

Love will be interviewed at “The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show” on ESPNU and ESPN3 on Dec. 7. The 2017 Wuerffel Trophy will be presented on Feb. 16 at the 49th Annual All Sports Association Awards Banquet in Fort Walton Beach.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Subscribe to email updates.

Subscribe and get the latest KSTV Sports info delivered to your inbox.

TWEETS ABOUT KSTV and #BBN