Baylor senior Seth Russell was named to the 2016 Wuerffel Trophy watch list, released by the All Sports Association in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Wednesday. The Wuerffel Trophy annually recognizes college football's top community servant.
In the community, Russell traveled to Brazil for a mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2016. He has also volunteered to pack lunches as part of BU’s annual Feed My Starving Children event. Earlier this summer, Russell along with several teammates and staff participated in Baylor’s university-wide community service day, Steppin’ Out, on which they painted the house of a Waco resident. He has also given his time to volunteer for Special Olympics and the Boys and Girls Club.
K.D. Cannon was named to the Biletnikoff watch list. The award is given to the best wide receiver. Cory Coleman won last season. John Elizondo of KXXV writes:
Cannon was a starter at wide receiver in all 13 games for Baylor in 2015 and earned second-team All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore. He averaged 17.4 yards per reception, which ranked sixth in the Big 12, and 66.8 yards per game, which were eighth-best in the conference. Cannon was named All-Big 12 second team by the league coaches, ESPN, Phil Steele, San Antonio Express-News and Waco Tribune-Herald. He produced 868 yards and six TDs on 50 receptions for the season and added seven kick returns for 114 yards. He had at least one reception in all 13 games.
Cannon’s surgery went well yesterday. Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune-Herald notes:
Baylor receiver KD Cannon had successful knee surgery Tuesday, and will be ready to practice once the Bears start preseason camp in August, said Heath Nielsen, Baylor associate athletic director for communications.