Alabama football players Hale Hentges and Trevon Diggs were announced to preseason award watch lists that were released Thursday. Hentges is one of 106 candidates for the Wuerffel Trophy and Diggs is one of 43 for the Paul Hornung Award.
The Wuerffel Trophy recognizes a college football player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. The Hornung Award is for the sport’s most versatile player.
Hentges, a tight end, has given time to Habitat for Humanity and has been active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes while at UA. The Jefferson City, Mo., native is known for his blocking on the field.
Diggs, from Gaithersburg, Md., saw time on offense and defense as a freshman and last season saw action as a punt returner, on the kick return team and at cornerback.
The Horning Award winner will be honored next March in Louisville. The Wuerffel Trophy will be announced at a National Football Foundation press conference in December.