McCloud Recognized for Community Service Efforts
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Another Miami Hurricane student-athlete was recognized for a major preseason honor Thursday, this one focusing on contributions off the field and in the community.
Redshirt senior linebacker Zach McCloud was among those players named to the preseason watch list for the Danny Wuerffel Trophy, honoring college football’s top exemplar of community service.
One of Miami’s veteran team leaders, McCloud is an active member of several on-campus groups, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the University of Miami Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), where he an executive member. He is also a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
McCloud was named the football program’s Community Service Man of the Year a season ago, and has been a pivotal figure in organizing team outings to various charities and involvement with different programs. Among the many programs he has worked with are: the Holtz Children’s Hospital, Tucker Elementary School, Miami-Dade Animal Services, Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School and the South Miami Community Center.
Since arriving on campus in the spring of 2016, McCloud has been one of Miami’s top performers on the field. Though he redshirted the 2019 season, McCloud has totaled 43 games played, 32 games started, 138 total tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in his career at The U.
The formal announcement of the 2020 recipient will be made at the National Football Foundation’s festivities in New York City on December 8. The presentation of the 2020 Wuerffel Trophy will occur at the 52nd All Sports Association Awards Banquet on February 19, 2021 in Fort Walton Beach.