EUGENE, Ore. — Preseason recognition continued to roll in for the Oregon football team on Thursday as defensive back Trikweze Bridges was named to the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy and wide receiver Kris Hutson landed on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award.
The Wuerffel Trophy, presented by the Wuerffel Foundation, is college football’s premiere award for community service and one of the most meaningful awards in collegiate sports. The award is named after Danny Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from the University of Florida who parlayed his success on the football field into a lifetime of service. The Wuerffel Trophy embodies Danny’s commitment to being a humanitarian, while honoring student-athletes who are inspired to serve others and make positive impacts on society.
Bridges is one of 108 FBS players on the Wuerffel Trophy preseason watch list. Bridges leads the Ducks in community service hours so far in 2023, volunteering at organizations such as the Moss Street Children’s Center and Sleep in Heavenly Peace in Eugene. Bridges has also volunteered at various youth football camps and community clean-up events, and in 2022 he traveled to Guatemala with Courts for Kids to construct a sports court for the local community.
Hutson is one of 53 players on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, which is given annually to the most versatile player in college football by the Louisville Sports Commission. Hutson is one of seven Pac-12 players on the list.
DB Trikweze Bridges – Wuerffel Trophy Preseason Watch List» Leads Oregon in community service hours in 2023.
» Traveled to Guatemala in 2022 to volunteer with Courts for Kids.
» Pro Football Focus all-Pac-12 third-team selection in 2022.
» Ranked second among Ducks in 2022 with three interceptions, and made a career-high 49 tackles.
» Earned a 76.4 defensive grade from Pro Football Focus.
» Enters 2023 with 77 career tackles, four interceptions, 10 passes defended and two forced fumbles in 35 games (16 starts).
WR Kris Hutson – Paul Hornung Award Preseason Watch List» Played in all 13 games in 2022, catching 44 passes for 472 yards.
» Returned 12 kickoffs for 238 yards and 10 punts for 42 yards.
» Has played in all 34 games for Oregon since 2020, recording 79 catches for 928 yards and two touchdowns.
» 31 career kickoff returns for 658 yards, including a long return of 36 yards.
Ducks on 2023 Preseason Watch ListsMaxwell Award – QB Bo NixOutland Trophy – OL Josh Conerly Jr.Bronko Nagurski Trophy – DE Brandon Dorlus, DB Evan Williams
Wuerffel Trophy – DB Trikweze Bridges
Paul Hornung Award – WR Kris Hutson