LSU senior Josh Williams named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List
BATON ROUGE – LSU senior running back Josh Williams has been named to the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, the Wuerffel Foundation announced on Thursday.
The Wuerffel Trophy is college football’s premier award for community service and one of the most meaningful awards in collegiate sports. The trophy is named after Danny Wuerffel, the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback in 1996 who parlayed his success on the football field into a lifetime of service.
Former LSU center Rudy Niswanger was the recipient of the first Wuerffel Trophy in 2005.
Williams, a former walk-on during LSU’s national championship season in 2019, has worked his way to becoming a featured part of the LSU offense at running back. A year ago, Williams started six games and led all LSU running backs in rushing yards with 532. He scored six touchdowns, including LSU’s only TD in a 13-10 win over Arkansas. He claimed the Percy E. Roberts Offensive Player of the Year Award for LSU following the 2022 season.
Off the field, Williams graduated in May with a 3.4 grade point average in marketing. He’s currently pursuing a master’s of business administration. A three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, Williams is involved in many community service activities and was one of 11 LSU players who traveled to Senegal in May for a study abroad program.
Last year at LSU’s annual “Tribute”, the graduation exercise for student-athletes, Williams delivered the keynote speech.
Williams enters his final season with the Tigers having rushed for 727 yards and six touchdowns. He had a career-high 118 yards against Arkansas in 2022. He also rushed for 106 yards in the win over Florida a year ago.
The Wuerffel Trophy is the sixth of 16 national award watch lists that will be announced over the next two weeks.
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