Courtney Love wins college football’s top community service award


Senior Courtney Love high fives fans during the Catwalk prior to the senior day game against Louisville on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Louisville won the game 44-17.

Kernel Sports Staff

Senior linebacker Courtney Love won the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy, which is the top community service award in college football.

Love was at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel on Tuesday morning to accept the award. Love is one of UK’s top defensive players, as he ranks second on the team in tackles with 82. 

The Wuerffel Trophy is given to the FBS player that best shows commitment to community service while maintaining excellence on the field and in the classroom. Love leads the team in community service hours, and he spends most of his community service hours at Amachi Central Kentucky, a mentoring program that pairs Love with kids who have at least one incarcerated parent.

As the winner of the award, Love will participate in some ceremonies in the future, including being interviewed at “The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show” on Dec. 7. 

The presentation of Love’s Wuerffel Trophy will take place on Feb. 16, 2018, at the All Sports Association Awards Banquet in Fort Walton Beach.