WKU FOOTBALL | Mike White recognized for community service efforts

07/18/2017 10:56 AM

Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White is earning some more national recognition. The hilltopper QB is now on another preseason watch list, but this one is for his efforts off the field.

White is in preseason consideration for the Wuerffel Trophy. Named after Heisman winning QB Danny Wuerffel, the trophy is considered “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service.” The award honors the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

White is clearly a leader on the field for WKU. In 2016, he ranked in the top 10 nationally in completion percentage, passing yards, and touchdowns.

In the city of Bowling Green, White has spent time volunteering at multiple organizations. Those include the Special Olympics and visiting elementary schools to promote the importance of reading.

Semifinalists for the award will be announced Nov. 2 and finalists will be announced Nov. 22. The formal presentation of the 2017 recipient will be made at the National Football Foundation’s press conference Dec. 5 in New York City.

Other preseason watch list members include Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Kentucky’s Courtney Love.

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