Brock Hoffman named Wells Fargo Advisors Humanitarian of the Year
December 15, 2021
Virginia Tech offensive lineman Brock Hoffman has earned the Wells Fargo Advisors Humanitarian of the Year Award presented by the Touchdown Club of Richmond.
Hoffman is the first Tech student-athlete to receive this accolade, which annually recognizes a football player from a program in the Commonwealth of Virginia who has gone above and beyond to make a positive impact on campus and in his community.
A May 2021 graduate in communication science and social inquiry from the Viginia Tech School of Communication, Hoffmann is currently enrolled in the Virginia Tech School of Education as a master’s student in curriculum and instruction.
Hoffman has served as one of Tech’s five captains this season and earned All-ACC honorable mention honors. He has started nine games at center and one at left guard this season. He has also accepted an invitation to play in the 2022 East-West Shrine Bowl all-star contest.
Hoffman was honored during the broadcast of the Dudley and Lanier Awards presentation on December 11, following the national broadcast of the Army vs. Navy football game on CBS.
Hoffman’s philanthropy and charitable spirit have been recognized nationally this year. He has been named a semifinalist for both the Wuerffel Trophy and Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award recognizing his off the field efforts to serve his community both in the New River Valley and his hometown of Statesville, North Carolina. He was also Tech’s nominee for the Allstate Good Works Team.
Hoffman has served as a mentor to students at Prices Fork Elementary
School in Blacksburg as well as his former elementary school in his
hometown. Hoffman serves as a strong advocate for making healthy
lifestyle choices and stresses the importance of developing good habits
in the classroom. He also initiated a fundraising campaign benefitting
the National Brain Trauma Association in support of his mother,
Stephanie, who had an acoustic neuroma surgically removed in 2017.
Using NIL agreements for the greater good, Hoffman partnered with a local car dealership to donate 350 backpacks filled with school supplies to sixth graders in Wythe County, Virginia, as well as his hometown elementary school.
Among his many other community outreach efforts, Hoffman served as a social influencer to raise awareness for last year’s virtual Polar Plunge which benefitted Special Olympics Virginia. He also organized a book drive and a card-writing campaign to benefit residents of Richfield Senior Living in Salem, Virginia.
The Touchdown Club of Richmond is a 501(c)(3), sports-social organization based in Richmond, Virginia. The club promotes the best interests of the American game of football and sports in general, under the guidance of elected officers, with the predominate purpose being to recognize worthy athletes for their accomplishments.
Article courtesy of Virginia Tech Athletics