San Jose State QB Josh Love named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

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By: Ana Kieu

San Jose State University quarterback Josh Love is one of 93 players from the NCAA’s FBS named to the 2019 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List.

The Wuerffel Trophy is named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wurffel of the University of Florida and is awarded to a college football player that “best combines exemplary community service with athletics and academic achievement.”

The 2019 Wuerffel Trophy will be presented on February 14, 2020, at the city’s 51st annual All Sports Association Awards banquet. Semifinalists will be announced on November 5 and the finalists will be named on November 18. The winner will be announced on December 10 in conjunction with the National Football Foundation’s activities that week in New York City.

Love, a senior from Mission Viejo, Calif., enters the season as San Jose State’s number one quarterback. The three-time Academic All-Mountain West award winner had his best season in 2018 completing 56.0 percent of his passes for 1,963 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Among his 2019 summer community service activities, Love and seven teammates visited the Northern California Ronald McDonald House near Stanford University and spent a mid-July afternoon with the siblings of patients receiving care at nearby Lucille Packard Hospital. In June, the entire Spartan team participated in the YWCA Silicon Valley’s annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event to raise awareness against domestic abuse and all forms of violence directed to women. Both activities were part of the San Jose State football team’s Beyond Football initiative.

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