University of Connecticut senior kicker Bobby Puyol has earned a spot on the 2016 Danny Wuerffel Trophy Watch List.
The Wuerffel Trophy is awarded to the FBS football player who “best combines exemplary community service with academic and athletic achievement.” It is the only major college football award that has the majority of voting focused on community service.
Puyol, a North Palm Beach, Florida native, has been UConn’s primary kicker for the last two seasons and connected on 16 of 18 goal attempts and 21 of 24 PATs last year. He connected on seven of his last eight field goal attempts that season, including a career-long 52-yard attempt to set a St. Petersburg Bowl record.
Puyol is a member of the UConn Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and president of UConn campus chapter of Athletes in Action. He is also involved in the Goal Line Project, a program where football student athletes mentor elementary school students in academics and athletics.
Puyol was also named to the Lou Groza Award Preseason Watch List.
Three others Huskies were named to watch lists this preseason – Jamar Summers for the Jim Thorpe Award, the Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, redshirt senior Justin Wain for the Ray Guy Award and redshirt sophomore Ryan Crozier for the Rimington Trophy.