WVU’s Chestnut named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

Pottsgrove graduate and West Virginia University cornerback Terrell Chestnut was one of 80 players named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List.

The Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” is presented annually by the All Sports Association in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel from the University of Florida, the Wuerffel Trophy is awarded to the FBS player that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

Most recently, according to WVU Sports, Chestnut, along with eight other WVU football players, made a trip to the Ronald McDonald House and prepared dinners for families who had family members undergoing medical procedures at WVU Children’s Hospital.

“It was a great opportunity to go out and cook dinner and help out the families who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House with an unfortunate situation and put a smile on their face and make a difference,” Chestnut told WVU sports. “That’s what it’s all about.”

Chestnut started in 12 games for the Mountaineers last season, making 35 tackles while scoring a touchdown on a 35-yard fumble recovery. Chestnut has 51 career tackles for WVU.

At Pottsgrove, Chestnut was a two-time Mercury All-Area Player of the Year selection, a four-time first team All PAC-10 selection, a two-time PAC-10 MVP, 2010 Mini Maxwell Award winner, and the 2010 PAC-10 Defensive Player of the Year. As a four-year starter, Chestnut helped lead Pottsgrove to a four-year record of 46-9, including a 10-3 mark in 2010, two conference championships and four appearances in the District 1-AAA playoffs, highlighted by a district title in 2010.

Semifinalists of the award will be announced on November 3 and finalists will be declared on Nov. 24. The winner will be announced on December 8 at the National Football Foundation’s press conference in New York City.

— Information from NCAA.com and WVU Sports was used in this article.

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