Arkansas State OL Andre Harris Jr. named to Wuerffel Trophy watch list

Arkansas State OL Andre Harris Jr. named to Wuerffel Trophy watch list
Arkansas State left guard Andre Harris Jr. blocks during a 2019 matchup. (Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Another Red Wolf is in the spotlight in Watch List Season.

Arkansas State junior Andre Harris Jr. was selected to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list on Thursday. The honor is known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service.” Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel, the Wuerffel Trophy exists to honor college football players who serve others, celebrate their positive impact on society, and inspire greater service in the world.

Harris, who has started 24 of 26 career games at A-State, is on course to graduate in the fall of 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  He has appeared on all but one A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll every semester since arriving on campus, while also earning a spot on both the 2018 spring and fall Dean’s Lists.

The Oklahoma City native serves on A-State’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and is also a member of the Diversity and Equity Committee sponsored by the Sun Belt Conference.  Harris Jr. has been an active member in the football team’s community service projects, ranging from appearances at local schools to participating in national initiatives such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Harris is the 5th Red Wolf to land on a national watch list this summer.

Arkansas State Football on 2020 Watch Lists

WR Jonathan Adams Jr. (Biletnikoff Award)

K Blake Grupe (Lou Groza Award)

OL Andre Harris Jr. (Wuerffel Trophy)

OL Jarrett Horst (Outland Trophy)

RB Marcel Murray (Doak Walker Award)

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