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Lars-Woodbey named to Wuerffel watch list

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Redshirt sophomore defensive back Jaiden Lars-Woodbey is on the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, which goes to the player that serves others and has a positive impact on society.

Lars-Woodbey, from Fontana, Calif., started the first 16 games of his career before a season-ending injury in 2019. A 2018 ESPN Freshman All-American, Lars-Woodbey has 77 tackles, including 5.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble as a Seminole. He was Florida State’s Devaughn Darling Freshman of the Year in 2018.

A prominent member of the Florida State student body, Lars-Woodbey is the chair of the FSU Athletics Inclusion & Diversity Committee and is on the university’s Change Council. He was recognized on FSU’s Torchbearer 100, honoring exceptional student leaders on campus, and represents the football team on FSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Lars-Woodbey frequently travels to elementary schools in the Tallahassee area, reading to kids and encouraging them to be active by teaching basic football skills. He also was part of a group of Seminole student-athletes that traveled to Panama City to help clean up following Hurricane Michael in 2018, the only Category 5 hurricane to ever hit the Florida panhandle.

Lars-Woodbey is a two-time ACC Honor Roll member and is on track to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs with a focus in urban and regional development.

The Wuerffel Trophy has been presented since 2005. A record 114 players are on the preseason watch list.

2020 Watch Lists
Bednarik Award (Defensive player) – Hamsah Nasirildeen, Marvin Wilson
Doak Walker Award (Running back) – Jashaun Corbin
Biletnikoff Award (Receiver) – Tamorrion Terry
Thorpe Award (Defensive back) – Hamsah Nasirildeen
Nagurski Trophy (Defensive player) – Hamsah Nasirildeen, Marvin Wilson
Outland Trophy (Interior lineman) – Marvin Wilson
Wuerffel Trophy (Community service) – Jaiden Lars-Woodbey

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