Gibbs, Tucker Named to Wuerffel, Hornung Watch Lists

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Gibbs, Tucker Named to Wuerffel, Hornung Watch Lists


BOONE, N.C. — App State tight end Miller Gibbs has been named to the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is awarded to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with leadership achievement on and off the field.

Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel from Florida, the Wuerffel Trophy honors college football players who serve others, celebrate their positive impact on society and inspire greater service in the world.

Gibbs and several teammates, including Henry PearsonDC Tabscott and Cole Becker, have spent time coaching and being positive influences for participants in the Girls on the Run program. Gibbs also leads a bible study group that includes members of App State’s football team.

Gibbs, a management major with a GPA that exceeds 3.0, has appeared in 33 games over his first four seasons with the Mountaineers and totaled three touchdown receptions in the last two seasons. He has touchdown catches in Sun Belt Conference wins at Texas State (2020), Georgia State (2021) and Arkansas State (2021) in addition to valuable blocking from his tight end spot.


BOONE, N.C. — App State multipurpose threat Milan Tucker has been named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, which is given annually to the most versatile FBS player in the country.

The Paul Hornung Award is presented by Texas Roadhouse and given by the Louisville Sports Commission in the memory of the late football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung.

Over the last two seasons, Tucker has returned kicks while spending time at both cornerback and wide receiver, depending on team needs. He has recorded three catches for 31 yards, nine tackles, seven kickoff returns for 149 yards, two rushes for 10 yards and a sprinting, diving recovery of a surprise onside kick that helped trigger a comeback in a 30-27 win against Coastal Carolina.

He made a fourth-quarter tackle in a 34-31 win at North Carolina as a true freshman in 2019 and will head into fall camp as the cornerback with the second-most FBS experience in App State’s secondary.