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Carroll grad Justin Tranquill on Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Western Michigan running back Jamauri Bogan and defensive back Justin Tranquill have both been named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List.

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 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. 

Bogan has been a leader on campus during his time at WMU. He has served on the Mid-American Conference's Student Athlete Advisory Committee and has been a mentor at the Tree of Life Elementary School and Loy Norrix High School. Bogan also served in the GED program at Goodwill and spearheaded a clothing drive for the Bahamas. He's a member of WMU's Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

Tranquill has also been heavily involved in the community and campus. He too has given his time at local missionaries and helped out with the GED program at Goodwill. Tranquill also has visited Bronson Children's Hospital and several elementary schools.

This is the third preseason watch list for Bogan, who enters his final year at WMU. He was also nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and named to the Doak Walker Trophy Watch List. It is the second straight year he is on the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List.

Former Western Michigan quarterback Tim Hiller won the Wuerffel Trophy in 2009.


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