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Tech’s Brooks on Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech junior defensive back LaMiles Brooks (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian Academy) is one of 110 student-athletes on the official watch list for the 2023 Wuerffel Trophy, which was released on Thursday. Established in 2005, the Wuerffel Trophy honors college football players who serve others, celebrates their impact and inspires greater service across the nation.

Brooks is one of Georgia Tech’s most active student-athletes in the community across all sports. His long list of volunteer activities includes:

  • Jackets Without Borders – international service trip to Villa del Rio, Puerto Rico, in May 2022 to help rebuild houses that were destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017;
  • For Others – organization that helps prevent vulnerable children from being placed in the foster care system;
  • Michael Isenhour Toy Drive – annual service project spearheaded by Georgia Tech’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) to collect and deliver toys to the Atlanta Children’s Shelter during the holiday season;
  • Children’s Health Care of Atlanta – was one of several Yellow Jackets that recently visited Children’s Scottish Rite to spend time with patients.

Brooks is also an active member Tech’s SAAB and this summer has represented Georgia Tech at the 2023 Black Student-Athlete Summit in Los Angeles and the Atlantic Coast Conference Unity Tour in Washington, D.C.

Earlier this summer, Brooks was named one of 76 NCAA Division I FBS nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which similarly honors college football student-athletes for their service to the community.

Semifinalists for the 2023 Wuerffel Trophy will be announced on November 2 and finalists will be announced on November 28. The formal announcement of the 2023 recipient is scheduled to be made on December 7 or 8 during The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN, and the presentation of the 2023 Wuerffel Trophy will take place on February 17, 2024, at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta, less than a mile from Georgia Tech’s campus.

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