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Tech’s Sims on Wuerrfel Trophy Nomination List

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech football junior defensive back Myles Sims (Atlanta, Ga./Westlake) is on the list of official nominees for 2022 Wuerffel Trophy, which was announced on Friday afternoon. The Wuerffel Trophy is dubbed as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service.”

He earned the nomination due to dedicating his time and talents to a number of community service initiatives during his three-plus years at Georgia Tech, including Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army. Perhaps most notably, shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia Tech in May, Sims joined a group of 16 Georgia Tech student-athletes from across multiple sports to embark on Tech’s fourth Jackets Without Borders international service trip.

Back after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Jackets Without Borders returned to Puerto Rico in 2022 to continue to assist with rehabilitation following the devastating hurricanes that ravaged the island in 2017. Thanks in large part to Sims’ efforts and leadership, the group was able to lay the entire foundation for a house in less than one week.

In addition to being nominated for the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy, Sims was also a nominee for the 2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. He has started all seven games for Georgia Tech at cornerback this season and has recorded 23 tackles and an interception.

Established in 2005 and named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, the Wuerffel Trophy honors college football student-athletes who serve others, celebrate their positive impact on society and inspire greater service in the world and best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. Semifinalists for the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy will be announced on November 1, followed by finalists on November 29. The winner will be announced in December and the presentation of the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy will be made on Feb. 24, 2023 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Previous winner include Tim Tebow (Florida – 2008), Barrett Jones (Alabama – 2011) and Matt Barkley (USC – 2012). Stanford’s Isaiah Sanders received the honor in 2021.

Sims and the Yellow Jackets resume play on Saturday, Oct. 29 when they travel to square off with Atlantic Coast Conference rival Florida State. Kickoff is set for noon and the game will be televised on ACC Network.

Tech’s final home game of the 2022 campaign is set for Saturday, Nov. 12 versus ACC Coastal Division foe Miami (Fla.). Kickoff time is TBA. Tickets for the home finale, which includes Tech’s annual Heroes Day and Senior Day celebrations, can be purchased online by clicking HERE.

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