FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. –
Oregon State sophomore running back Ryan Nall
is among 88 players from college football's Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) on the Wuerffel Trophy watch list announced today.
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 the 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.
Nall, who rushed for 455 yards and three touchdowns in 2015, is slated to enter fall camp as the starting running back according to the Beavers' depth chart
released Wednesday morning by head coach Gary Andersen
. The sophomore is also one of the squad's leaders in community service hours donated through OSU's Beyond Football program, in various capacities including reading programs in local elementary schools and visits to Randall Children's Hospital in Portland.
Voting for the Wuerffel Trophy is performed by a National Selection Committee that includes college football television and print media, industry notables, former head coaches and prior Wuerffel Trophy recipients.
Oregon State opens the season Thursday, Sept. 1 at Minnesota, which will be televised by the Big Ten Network. The Beavers will then embark on a seven-game home schedule at Reser Stadium that begins Saturday, Sept. 17 against Idaho State
For information on season tickets for the upcoming schedule, including access to The Terrace
, please contact the OSU ticket office at 1-800-GO-Beavs during weekday business hours or beavertickets.com
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