Orangeburg County Community of Character P.O. Box 593 Orangeburg, SC 29116 US

(803) 534-6821

Orangeburg County Community of Character

Welcome to Orangeburg County Community of Character

Photo courtesy of the T&D

The Willie Jeffries Character Award

The Willie Jeffries Character Award recognizes the outstanding high school football athlete from our area who demonstrates outstanding performance and character on and off the field.

This award is given by Orangeburg County Community of Character in support of our mission to inspire, motivate, and recognize excellent character in Orangeburg County. It is named in recognition and honor of Hall of Fame Coach Willie Jeffries for his major contributions to our organization, our community, and the athletic world.


2019 is the inaugural year for this award.

For more about Coach Jeffries, view his bio as a recipient of our "Austin Award".

image9

Eligibility Criteria

  •  Football player excels in athletic performance.
  • Student athlete demonstrates excellence in sportsmanship, respect, and outstanding character on and off the field   (examples include academic competence/achievement; leadership, loyalty, courage, etc.). 
  • Student demonstrates a strong commitment to community/others (examples include volunteer service, generosity/kindness, initiative, … inspiring/motivating others, etc.)
  • Full time student football player attending an Orangeburg County high school.
  • Nominations may be submitted by an Orangeburg County resident or the athlete’s Coach. Please note: Any recipient must have the endorsement of their coach. 
  • Nominations must be received by the deadline.