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Clay James is a Semifinalist for Wuerffel Trophy

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Clay James has taken the next step toward winning the Wuerffel Trophy. On October 3, 2022, we reported University of Miami long snapper and LifeWallet athlete Clay James had been added to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List.  James is now one of the twelve semifinalists chosen out of the 115 nominees for the award.

The Wuerffel Trophy, named after the 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, is College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service. Established in 2005, the trophy honors college football players who serve others, celebrate their positive impact on society, and inspire greater service in the world.

“These twelve young men separated themselves from a remarkable group of nominees because of their service to others and their wide-ranging impact on those around them,” said Wuerffel. “They are leaders not only on their teams, but in their university communities and hometowns as well. Congratulations to the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy semifinalists.”

James is a 5-foot-11, 195-pound fifth-year redshirt junior from Cocoa Beach, Florida. Since 2019, James has served as Miami’s primary long snapper.

James has been involved in many community service initiatives which include volunteering for weekly shifts at a local food bank, Grove Outreach; the Miami Second Spoon Program which turns food, which would be wasted, into meals on its own food truck and delivers them to communities in need; James is a student ambassador for the Miami’s “It’s On Us” campaign, an outreach program that seeks to stop sexual violence on college campuses across the country; the Community Fridge Organization in Overtown, the Lotus House, the Miami Mission Homeless Shelter and several other organizations. James has totaled close to 200 hours of community service with the Hurricanes.

The formal announcement of the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy recipient is scheduled to be made on December 8, and the presentation of the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy will occur on February 24, 2023, at the 54th All Sports Association Awards Banquet in Fort Walton Beach. Clay James is an incredible community oriented young man and LifeWallet Sports looks forward to James being the first Hurricane to win the Wuerffel Trophy.

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