WMU’s Terrell a finalist for community service award

Western Michigan, quarterback, Zach Terrell
Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell (11) throws under pressure from Ball State linebacker Aaron Taylor (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Muncie, Ind., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell has been named a semifinalist for college football’s premier award for community service.

Terrell is among 11 semifinalists for the Weurfful Trophy. He has taken multiple mission trips and volunteers for the special Olympics and other organizations.

Earlier this week, he was named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete.

“All deserved. 100 percent. Zach Terrell is one of the best football players I’ve ever coached, one of the best people I’ve ever coached,” Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck said. “He’s out there changing lives, serving and giving. He’s a 3.5 GPA, so you talk about a student athlete.”

Michigan State’s Josiah Price is also a semifinalist for the Weurfful. The three finalists will be named Nov. 23 and the award will be handed out on Dec. 6.