July 15, 2015
Maddy Named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List
Senior seeks to become initial ACC player to win accolade

Virginia Tech senior defensive tackle Luther Maddy was named to the “watch list” for the 2015 Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service.” The Wuerffel Trophy is presented annually FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with athletics and academic achievement.

Maddy has already graduated from Tech with a degree in apparel, housing and resources, with a concentration in residential property management. He is currently pursuing a second degree in consumer studies. The Delray Beach, Florida native has worked on a variety of community projects and joined head coach Frank Beamer and a number of his teammates on a visit to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, Virginia, last fall.

In 43 career games (33 starts) with the Hokies, Maddy has accumulated 118 tackles (57 solo), 22.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, 42 quarterback hurries, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. He is coming off a knee injury that cost him all but four games last season.

The Atlantic Coast Conference led all conferences with 15 players appearing on the 2015 Wuerffel Trophy “watch list.” Presented annually by the All Sports Association in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the honor is named after Danny Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman Trophy winner.

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