HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Logan Osburn, junior center for Marshall, has been named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, according to an announcement by The Wuerffel Foundation on Thursday.
The Wuerffel Trophy recognizes outstanding community service and leadership achievements both on and off the field among FBS players. Established in 2005, it is the first major award honoring the character of service to others and is considered college football’s premier award for community service.
Danny Wuerffel, the Trophy’s namesake and a former standout quarterback at Florida, expressed his admiration for the impact student-athletes have on their communities, stating, “The life-changing impact of thinking of others before ourselves is so rewarding, and it’s truly inspiring to see so many student-athletes recognize this and use their platform for good. College football players across the country are making a difference in their communities, and I’m excited to see so many incredible stories associated with the 2023 Wuerffel Trophy candidates.”
This recognition adds to Osburn’s string of preseason honors. He was named a Preseason All-SBC First Team selection by the league’s coaches and also earned Preseason All-SBC accolades from Athlon and Phil Steele Publications.
During the 2022 season, Osburn started all 13 games as a center after transitioning from the guard position. His leadership contributed to an offensive line that produced 205.9 rushing yards per game, ranking in the top-20 in FBS.
Originally from Ona, W.Va., and a product of Cabell Midland High School, Osburn’s journey with the Marshall program began as a walk-on and has since evolved into becoming one of the team’s key leaders.
Throughout his career, Osburn has played in 24 games, starting 19 of them at either the guard or center positions.
The Wuerffel Trophy will announce the semifinalists on Nov. 2 and the finalists on Nov. 28. The 2023 recipient will be formally announced on Dec. 7 or 8 during The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN. The award will be presented on Feb. 17, 2024, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.
About the Wuerffel Trophy:
The Wuerffel Trophy, established in 2005, honors college football players who serve others and celebrates their impact while inspiring greater service across the nation. The trophy is named after Heisman Trophy winner, College Football Hall of Famer, former NFL quarterback, and renowned humanitarian Danny Wuerffel, who is dedicated to inspiring greater service in the world. As a nationally recognized humanitarian, Wuerffel encourages leaders to use their influence to make a positive impact and currently serves as the President of the Wuerffel Foundation.
About the NCFAA:
The Wuerffel Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). Founded in 1997, the NCFAA includes college football’s most prestigious awards, honoring more than 900 recipients dating back to 1935. The association will honor national players of the week each Tuesday throughout the season, and its 16 members will unveil preseason watch lists over a two-week period, promoting each award’s preseason candidates.