Ole Miss sixth-year linebacker Deterrian Shackelford is a good football player and a great human being, and he was recognized as such on Tuesday afternoon.

Shackelford was awarded this year’s Wuerffel Trophy, given annually to a player who exhibited exemplary community service during the previous year. The award is named for former Florida All-SEC quarterback Danny Wuerffel, and the trophy is awarded by the All Sports Association.

Shackelford has remained active in the Oxford community during his playing career at Ole Miss. He’s often involved in the local fight against hunger and in raising funds for cancer research, and he has a long history of mentoring local youth in the northern Mississippi area. He has also been a highly sought after speaker by schools, youth groups, churches and other comparable organizations.

The sixth-year star led two mission trips during his time at Ole Miss, one to Haiti and another to Panama. He’s been selected to the SEC Community Service Team twice during his career, and is a five-time selection to the SEC All-Academic Honor Roll.

Shackelford’s collegiate playing career began during the 2009 season, and he overcame two separate knee ligament injuries during that time while maintaining his stellar academic record and his many community service initiatives.

This year, he started all 12 of Ole Miss’ games from his middle linebacker position, and was a major contributor to the nation’s No. 1 scoring defense.

“It’s hard for me to express how excited I am to announce Deterrian Shackelford as the 2014 Wuerffel Trophy winner,” Wuerffel said in an Ole Miss news release. “This young man truly exemplifies not only all that is good about football, but the important and positive aspects of life.”

Shackelford is the 10th ever winner of the Wuerffel Trophy, which will be presented at the All Sports Association’s 46th annual awards banquet on Feb. 13, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.