Georgia Tech’s KeShun Freeman named to 2017 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

Georgia Tech linebacker KeShun Freeman during his appearance at the ACC Kickoff media gathering.

Georgia Tech linebacker KeShun Freeman was named to the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, the Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) All Sports Association announced on Tuesday.

The senior from LaGrange, Ga. is one of a record 109 student-athletes nominated for “college football’s premier award for community service” which is awarded to the NCAA Division I FBS student-athlete that best exemplifies dedication to community service and athletic and academic success.

Semifinalists for the Wuerffel Trophy will be named on Nov. 2 and finalists will be named on Nov. 22. The winner of the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy will be announced on Dec. 5 at the National Football Foundation press conference in New York City and will be presented to the winner at the All Sports Association Awards Banquet on Feb. 16.

Freeman was also selected for the 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, recognizing his volunteer work with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the For the Kids Dance Marathon where volunteers give valentines to hospitalized children, Atlanta’s Chick-fil-A Youth Football camp, Girls on the Run, Georgia Special Olympics Winter Games and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

In 37-consecutive starts at defensive end for Georgia Tech, Freeman has recorded seven sacks, 17.5 tackles for loss and forced two fumbles.