Tech’s Sims on Wuerrfel Trophy nomination list – Soccer – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

THE APARTMENTS – Georgia Tech junior football defensive back Myles Sims (Atlanta, Ga./Westlake) is on the list of official nominees for the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy, which was announced Friday afternoon. The Wuerffel Trophy is dubbed “college football’s premier award for community service.”

He was named due to the fact that he dedicated his time and talents to a number of community service initiatives during his three-plus years at Georgia Tech, including Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army. . Perhaps most notably, shortly after graduating from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in May, Sims joined a group of 16 Georgia Tech student-athletes from multiple sports to embark on the fourth service trip. international Jackets Without Borders from Tech.

Returning after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Jackets Without Borders returned to Puerto Rico in 2022 to continue assisting with rehabilitation following the devastating hurricanes that tore through the island in 2017. Thanks in Much to the efforts of Sims and leadership, the group was able to lay all the foundations for a home in less than a week.

Along with being nominated for the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy, Sims was also nominated for the 2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. He started all seven games for Georgia Tech at cornerback this season and recorded 23 tackles and one interception.

Created in 2005 and named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, the Wuerffel Trophy honors college football student-athletes who serve others, celebrate their positive impact on society, and inspire greater service in world and best combine exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. . The 2022 Wuerffel Trophy semi-finalists will be announced on November 1, followed by the finalists on November 29. The winner will be announced in December and the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy presentation will take place on February 24, 2023 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Previous winners are Tim Tebow (Florida – 2008), Barrett Jones (Alabama – 2011) and Matt Barkley (USC – 2012). Stanford’s Isaiah Sanders received the honor in 2021.

The Sims and Yellow Jackets return to play on Saturday, October 29 when they travel to face Atlantic Coast Conference rival Florida State. Kick-off is scheduled for noon and the game will be televised on ACC Network.

Tech’s final home game of the 2022 campaign is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, against ACC Coast Division foe Miami, Florida. Kick-off time is to be determined. Tickets for the Home Finals, which includes Tech’s annual Heroes’ Day and Seniors’ Day celebrations, can be purchased online by clicking HERE.

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