Patrick Mahomes Nominated for Two More Prestigious Awards
The Texas Tech quarterback has already been nominated for many on-field awards, but his latest nominations come from his hard work off the field.
Patrick Mahomes was nominated for both the Wuerffel Trophy as well as the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
Mahomes may be best known for his escapability and rocket arm, but he's also one of Texas Tech’s top student-athletes in both the classroom and the community.
In the classroom, Mahomes is an honor-roll student in the Rawls College of Business where he majors in marketing. A member of the 2015 Academic All-Big 12 first team, Mahomes has been a regular on the Texas Tech President’s and Dean’s lists during his tenure.
The Allstate Good Works Team, which is presented annually by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), is one of the most coveted off-the-field honors in college football. The award, now in its 25th year, recognizes a select group of college football student-athletes who have "made a commitment to service and enriching the lives of others."
The Wuerffel Trophy, meanwhile, is known as "College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service."
Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel (Florida), the Wuerffel Trophy is awarded to the FBS student-athlete that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.