Oklahoma center Ty Darlington became the second Sooner in the past three seasons to win the Wuerffel Trophy, given annually to the college football player who has success on the field, is a community servant and excels academically.
Darlington graduated with his undergraduate degree in two-and-a-half years with a 3.91 GPA. He is currently working on his master’s degree. He has started 25 games in the past two seasons, missing just one, due to injury.
Darlington is the president of the Big 12 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and also is one of just 15 Division-I students who serves on the NCAA’s autonomy legislation committee. He has also volunteered in Oklahoma with tornado relief and he spends time at the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, too.
Darlington replaced Gabe Ikard at center heading into the 2014 season. Ikard won the Wuerffel Trophy after the 2014 season.
"The selfless work he did by serving others not only in Oklahoma but around the world really is what the award is all about," Wuerffel said.