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Furman QB, 2nd Lt. Tyler Huff receives Armed Forces Merit Award

Tyler Huff receives the Armed Forces Merit Award.

Last updated November 10, 2023

By Tina Underwood

Furman Paladins quarterback Tyler Huff has been selected as the 12th recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America. Orchestrated by the staff at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the Armed Forces Merit Award was established in June 2012 to honor an individual and/or a group with a military background, or involvement with the military, that has made a mark on college football. Huff, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves, was commissioned in 2022 when he was a student at Presbyterian College. He later pursued a Master of Arts in Strategic Design at Furman.

Huff was selected from a list of 46 nominations (41 individuals and five programs) as the 2023 recipient by a nine-member committee comprising FWAA members and Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl officials. He was accompanied by Furman alumnus and Head Coach Clay Hendrix for the announcement, which was made via Zoom teleconference. The news appeared on WYFF News 4, WSPA 7 News and FWAA.

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