KD Hill named to preseason watch list for Wuerffel Trophy

Published 10:53 am Thursday, July 28, 2022

Ole Miss defensive tackle K.D. Hill was named to the preseason watch list for the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy, the National College Football Awards Association announced on Thursday.

The Wuerffel Trophy, which has been awarded annually since 2005 to the college football player “who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement,” is named in honor of former Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel.

Hill was a key factor in the Rebels’ defensive turnaround last season—recording 24 tackles including 1.5 for loss as he provided a physical presence on the interior of the defensive line.

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The Eufaula, Alabama native is expected to shoulder even more of the load on the defensive line this season following the departure of All-American edge rusher Sam Williams.

Semifinalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 1, and finalists will be announced on Nov. 22 with the formal announcement of the 2022 recipient scheduled for Dec. 8.