SALT LAKE CITY — Utah State’s Dominik Eberle was selected to the Wuerffel Trophy watchlist, making this his fifth preseason honor so far.
This trophy was created to honor players who are well-rounded players both on and off the field. The award focuses mainly on community service and involvement in student athletes.
There are three aspects to the honor: academics, athletics and community. In order for players to be eligible for the award, they must have a community service presence, be a first-team player, and have a GPA of at least 3.0.
Eberle is one of 91 players on the watchlist, and he is one of nine players representing the Mountain West. The other eight nominations from the conference are Kole Bailey of Boise State, Kaimana Padello of Hawaii, Lucas Weber of Nevada, Isaiah Sanders of Air Force, Teton Saites of New Mexico, Parker Houston of San Diego State, Josh Love of San Jose State, and Darren Woods Jr. of UNLV.
Eberle was nominated for this award because of his heavy involvement with community and student groups both on and off campus. He has also earned All-Mountain West academic honors twice in his time with the Aggies. He will graduate at the end of the academic year with a degree in international business and marketing.
As a player, he is ranked in school history with 43 field goals made amd 57 field goals attempted. He holds onto a .754 field goal percentage and has scored 251 points in his three years with the team.
He has been named to the preseason watchlist for the Lou Groza Award, an award that was a semifinalist for in both 2018 and 2017. Last year, he scored 141 points and was 22-for-28 in field goals and 75-for-75 in extra points.
Friday will conclude the NFCAA preseason watchlists with the revealing of the 2019 Walter Camp watchlist.