Keehn on Wuerffel Trophy Watch List for Service

by Jake Terry (@LSUjake)
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Keehn on Wuerffel Trophy Watch List for Service

BATON ROUGE – LSU senior punter Jamie Keehn has been selected to the preseason watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, it was announced Wednesday.

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, Fla., to the FBS player that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

A native of Gracemere, Queensland in Australia, Keehn earned Second Team All-SEC honors in 2014. He had a tremendous junior season in which he punted 71 times, fourth-most in a single season in LSU history, and he averaged 44.9 yards per punt which ranks as the third-highest average in school history.

Keehn finished the 2014 season in second place in the SEC in average yards per punt and second in total yards punted, and he ranked ninth nationally in punting.

Keehn also excels in the classroom where he has a 3.03 cumulative grade point average while majoring in sport administration with a minor in business.

One of the most active players on the team, Keehn has acted as a leader in community service during his time with the Tigers.

In the 2014-15 academic year, Keehn took part in several community events such as Thanksgiving with the Tigers and the Halloween BOOzar.

Keehn visited children at a local Baton Rouge hospital and took part in the local hospital’s “Pay it Forward” campaign. Keehn also participated in a Big Buddy event where he spent time with a local youth.

Semifinalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 3, and finalists will be announced on Nov. 24. The winner will be announced Dec. 8 at the National Football Foundation’s press conference in New York City.

Rudy Niswanger won the inaugural Wuerffel Trophy after the 2005 season.

2015 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

Name, School, Class, Position
Doug Middleton, Appalachian State, Senior, DB
Casey Skowron, Arizona, Senior, K
Mike Bercovici, Arizona State, Senior, QB
Brooks Ellis, Arkansas, Junior, LB
Fredi Knighten, Arkansas State, Senior, QB
Kyle Ricciardi, Army, Senior, LB
Jonathan Wallace, Auburn, Senior, WR
Spencer Drango, Baylor, Senior, OL
Shane Williams-Rhodes, Boise State, Senior, WR
Justin Simmons, Boston College, Senior, DB
Christian Piazza, Bowling Green, Senior, OL
Taysom Hill, BYU, Senior, QB
Stefan McClure, California, Senior, DB
Trent Matthews, Colorado State, Senior, DB
Andreas Knappe, Connecticut, Junior, OL
Kelby Brown, Duke, Senior, LB
Jaquez Johnson, Florida Atlantic, Senior, QB
Jonnu Smith, Florida International, Junior, TE
Roberto Aguayo, Florida State, Junior, K
Justin Northern, Fresno State, Senior, OL
Jordan Jenkins, Georgia, Senior, LB
Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia, Senior, WR
Matt Dobson, Georgia Southern, Senior, DB
Keshun Freeman, Georgia Tech, Sophomore, DE
Adrian McDonald, Houston, Senior, DB
Nate Sudfeld, Indiana, Senior, QB
Levi Peters, Iowa State, Junior, LB
Fish Smithson, Kansas, Junior, DB
Jordan Shelley-Smith, Kansas, Junior, OL
Dante Barnett, Kansas State, Senior, DB
Jordan Italiano, Kent State, Senior, DB
Landon Foster, Kentucky, Senior, P
Evan Tatford, Louisiana (Lafayette), Senior, TE
James Burgess, Louisville, Senior, LB
Jamie Keehn, LSU, Senior, P
Blake Frohnapfel, Massachusetts, Senior, QB
Wynton McManis, Memphis, Senior, LB
Dallas Crawford, Miami, Senior, DB
Josiah Price, Michigan State, Junior, TE
Peter Mortell, Minnesota, Senior, P
Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, Senior, QB
Myer Krah, Navy, Senior, LB
Don Jackson, Nevada, Senior, RB
Andrew Cunningham, New Mexico State, Senior, OL
Corey Robinson, Notre Dame, Junior, WR
Joe Schmidt, Notre Dame, Senior, LB
Shakeel Rashad, North Carolina, Senior, LB
Tony Adams, North Carolina State, Sophomore, OL
Bryce Haynes, Ohio State, Senior, Long Snapper
Joshua Perry, Ohio State, Senior, LB
Trevor Knight, Oklahoma, Junior, QB
Ty Darlington, Oklahoma, Senior, C
Tyler Compton, Old Dominion, Junior, C
Will Hopkins, Oregon State, Sophomore, OL
Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh, Junior, OL
Chad Voytik, Pittsburgh, Junior, QB
James Conner, Pittsburgh, Junior, RB
James Farrimond, Rice, Senior, P
Cameron Smith, SMU, Senior, DL
Aleem Sunanon, South Alabama, Junior, K
Riley Dixon, Syracuse, Senior, P
Joey Hunt, TCU, Senior, C
Hershey Walton, Temple, Senior, DT
Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee, Junior, QB
Julien Obioha, Texas A&M, Senior, DE
Brian Guendling, Texas State, Junior, DE
Justis Nelson, Texas Tech, Junior, DB
Tommy Blevins, Troy, Senior, TE
Richard Carthon, Tulane, Senior, DB
Michael Mudoh, Tulsa, Senior, DB
Jake Brendel, UCLA, Senior, OL
Cody Kessler, USC, Senior, QB
Mattias Ciabatti, USF, Senior, P
Kenneth Scott, Utah, Senior, WR
Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, Senior, QB
Aaron Jones, UTEP, Junior, RB
Demetrious Nicholson, Virginia, Senior, DB
Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech, Senior, DB
Zach Terrell, W. Michigan, Junior, QB
Ryan Janvion, Wake Forest, Junior, DB
Jeremiah Allison, Washington State, Senior, LB
Terrell Chestnut, West Virginia, Senior, CB