Kansas Football Player Stuckey Honored by Big 12 and Chick-Fil-A

Oct. 21, 2008

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas safety Darrell Stuckey, for his hard work on and off the field, has been honored by the Big 12 Conference and Chick-fil-A as a member of the 2008 Fall Community of Champions, the conference office announced Tuesday.

On the field, Stuckey is second on the team in tackles through seven games this season with 49, and also has two interceptions and five pass break-ups. Off the field, the junior from Kansas City, Kan., is one of the most active players on the team in community service, and was voted by his teammates as the nicest guy on the team.

The Big 12, in conjunction with Chick-fil-A, selects one student-athlete from each institution during the fall, winter and spring terms for its community of champions. The student-athletes are chosen based on the following criteria:


An academic standard of a 3.00 grade point average or higher must be maintained.

Community Service:

The designated student-athlete should be involved with at least one community service program. The program(s) could be a student organization on campus or within the athletics department.


The student-athlete should demonstrate leadership and sportsmanship on and off the field.

The institution of the student-athletes’ on this list will be awarded $3,000 each year from Chick-fil-A for their efforts.


Name Class School Sport

Erin Bedell Jr. Baylor Cross Country

Alex Buth Sr. Colorado Volleyball

Lauren Fader Jr. Iowa State Soccer

Darrell Stuckey Jr. Kansas Football

Jeron Mastrud Jr. Kansas State Football

Kurtis Gregory Jr. Missouri Football

Amanda Gates Sr. Nebraska Volleyball

Francie Ekwerekwu So. Oklahoma Volleyball

Yolanda Odenyo Sr. Oklahoma State Soccer

Dexter Pittman Jr. Texas Men’s Basketball

Laura Grace Robinson Sr. Texas A&M Soccer

Megan Hoffert Jr. Texas Tech Soccer