LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech senior offensive lineman Travis Bruffy was recognized Thursday on the watch list for prestigious Wuerffel Trophy, which is the premier college football award for community service.
Bruffy, who is also a candidate for the AFCA Good Works Team, is one of 86 student-athletes from across the country who were named to the watch list. The trophy is presented annually to the FBS player that combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.
Bruffy has been a regular in the Lubbock community over his career, visiting local elementary schools multiple times a semester to read to students. He has also volunteered locally for both the Boys and Girls Club and the Special Olympics.
In addition, Bruffy is the president of the Texas Tech chapter of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) where he has been instrumental in creating the "I Got Your Back" mental health awareness campaign as well as the "ReSAACyle" competition among his fellow student-athletes.
Bruffy, a two-time Academic All-Big 12 first team honoree, has served as a representative on the Big 12 SAAC and most recently attended the NCAA Autonomy Convention where he was one of only four football student-athletes to receive a vote on important NCAA legislation.
On the offensive line, Bruffy has started in 22 games for the Red Raiders, earning honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades each of the last two seasons. He has already been named a team captain for the 2019 season, marking the second-consecutive year he has been elected to represent his teammates.
The Wuerffel Trophy, named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel, will be presented this February in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.