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Raymond Davison On Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

Posted July 18, 2017 by in

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Raymond Davison On Wuerffel Trophy Watch List
Senior Inside Linebacker Up For A Pair Of Community Service-Based Awards
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FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Cal senior inside linebacker Raymond Davison was named Tuesday to the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy that honors players for their community service work. The preseason honor is the second for Davison recognizing his efforts in the community. Last Tuesday, he was announced as Cal’s nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.

Davison is one of 10 Cal players currently on a preseason watch list heading into the 2017 season with the others Matt Anderson (Lou Groza Collegiate Place-kicker Award), Steven Coutts (Ray Guy Award), Devante Downs (Butkus Award), Ray Hudson (John Mackey Award), James Looney (Bronko Nagurski Trophy), Addison Ooms (Rimington Trophy), Cameron Saffle (Lott IMPACT Trophy) and Tre Watson (Paul Hornung Award).

Davison has consistently visited local schools and community organizations as part of the award-winning community service activities of the Cal football team. Schools and community organizations Davison has spent time with include Bret Harte Middle School, Kaiser Elementary, La Escuelita, Lincoln Elementary, Manzanita Community, Manzanita Seed, Markham Elementary, Murphy Elementary, Parker Elementary, Stege Elementary and West Oakland Middle School.

On the field, Davison has played in 35 career games with 16 starts to rank second among the team’s active defensive players in both categories. He heads into his 2017 senior season second among active Cal players with 111 career tackles while he has added 3.0 tackles for loss (-4 yards), one interception that he returned for 39 yards and a touchdown, four pass breakups and one fumble recovery. Davison had a career-high 69 tackles and Cal’s lone interception return for a touchdown as a 2016 junior.

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. 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.

Semifinalists for the 2017 award will be announced on November 2 and finalists on November 22. The formal announcement of the recipient will be made at the National Football Foundation’s press conference in New York City on December 5. The presentation of the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy will occur at the 49th annual All Sports Association Awards Banquet on February 16, 2018 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

For additional information visit WuerffelTrophy.org or follow @WuerffelTrophy on Twitter.

The Wuerffel Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses college football’s most prestigious awards. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA and its 23 awards now boast over 800 recipients, dating to 1935. The members of the NCFAA are unveiling their preseason watch lists over a 12-day period this month from July 10-21. Sixteen of the association’s 23 awards select a preseason watch list and the NCFAA has spearheaded a coordinated effort to promote each award’s preseason candidates.


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