Josh Marriner Named to a Pair of Watch Lists
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University senior running back Josh Marriner was named to a pair of Watch Lists, including the Wuerffel Award and the Good Works Team.
A native of Chesapeake, Marriner played in all 13 games last year, rushing 23 times for 84 yards and catching two passes for 13 yards. Marriner was also a key player on special teams, contributing 10 tackles on special teams, the second most on the squad.
Comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA, the final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September. From the nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, a special voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® members and prominent college football media members will select the 2017 Good Works Team®. Two-time national champion, Heisman Trophy winner and 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® member Tim Tebow will headline the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® voting panel.
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.
ODU on Watch Lists
Ray Lawry – Maxwell Award – College Football Player of the Year
Nick Clarke – Rimington Trophy – Top Center
Melvin Vaughn – Mackey Award – Top Tight End
Bailey Cate – Ray Guy Award – Top Punter
Brandon Addison – Jim Thorpe Award – Top Defensive Back
Jonathan Duhart – Biletnikoff Award – Top Wide Receiver
Ray Lawry - Doak Walker Award - Top Running Back
Josh Marriner – Good Works Team/Wuerffel Award