USC Football QB Caleb Williams has now made his way onto yet another watch list; the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy. The Wuerffel Trophy is "College Football's
premier award for
community service" according to its website.
This one is of course interesting, and unique, because it doesn't have a ton to do with what happens on the field. Their website says that "The Wuerffel Trophy is presented to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with leadership achievement on and off the field."
There are few who could deserve this more than Williams. Sure, his teammates have applauded the type of leader he is as soon as he's come here, but he's even a stronger leader off the grass. This is the same kid who signed a Beats NIL deal, and immediately used it to support the women's basketball program at SC.
When Oklahoma fans gave him an awfully hard time for leaving, he responded with grace, and gave them a nice message about how "they'll always be in (his) heart" when he was asked. Very few can match the level of class that Williams has already reached at age 19.
It's why USC Football QB Caleb Williams was right to be placed on the Wuerrfel Trophy watch list.
New USC Football QB Caleb Williams has also been public about his efforts to stop bullying. He has a foundation called "Caleb Cares," where he works to stop bullying. He clearly is a great human being off of the field, and quite a leader in multiple different spaces.
He knows that being a Trojan is not just about what happens between the white lines. The Wuerffel Trophy watch list selectors clearly understand this, and couldn't be more right in their assessment of the leader in the community that Williams truly is.