Ladd McConkey named 2023 Wuerffel Trophy finalist
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Ladd McConkey named 2023 Wuerffel Trophy finalist

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UGA football junior wide receiver Ladd McConkey has been named a finalist for the 2023 Wuerffel Trophy, it was announced on Tuesday.

The Wuerffel Trophy, named after former Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel, is presented by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., to the college football player who “…best combines exemplary community service with leadership achievement on and off the field.”

McConkey is one of three finalists for the 2023 Wuerffel Trophy, along with Notre Dame senior linebacker JD Bertrand and Michigan senior running back Blake Corum, Michigan.

“Congratulations to Ladd, Blake, and JD for being named 2023 Wuerffel Trophy finalists. These amazing student-athletes are true servant leaders, and I am proud of the impact they have had serving their communities,” remarked Wuerffel. “We are honored to invite the final recipient to the Heisman Ceremony and Gala in New York City. Special thanks to our selection committee, who succeed each year at the challenging task of narrowing our list of 100+ FBS nominees to three finalists.”

While winning Back-to-Back-National Championships and scoring 2 TDs in the 2022 game is the pinnacle of a student-athlete’s career accomplishments, what Ladd McConkey does off the field is just as impressive. From supporting Georgia DFCS and Elks Aidmore Therapeutic Care who provide therapeutic services and other resources for foster children, he also supports kids being treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Georgia, is in the UGA 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 (𝗟.𝗘.𝗔.𝗗) 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺, 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 and regularly assists programs that support food insecurity in underserved communities, among other community initiatives.

The winner of the 2023 Wuerffel Trophy will be formally announced on Dec. 8 during The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN, and the presentation of the award will occur on Friday, Feb. 17, 2024, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga.

Georgia is set to face the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2023 SEC Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 2 (Buy Tickets). The contest will kickoff at 4:00pm ET with television coverage via CBS.

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