- Graduated in May and currently pursuing master’s degree in liberal studies
- 2015 Second Team Academic All-America selection
- One of only two active players who earned both All-America and Academic All-America honors in 2015
- Two-time First Team Academic All-District pick
- Three-time member of All-ACC Academic Football Team
- Four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection
- Team captain
Community Service: Named to 2016 AFCA Good Works Team; Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House every Thursday during summertime; Active with Boys & Girls Club of Greater Durham, Bull City Fit, and Kid’s Club in Oxford Manor initiatives; Visited kids at Duke Children’s Hospital; Worked the 6U touch football club practices for Durham Little League Football; Mentors kids at Duluth High School during spring break; Participated in Duke Campus Trash Clean-Up program and Christmas Gift Wrap project with students from N.C. Central University.
“It has been incredibly rewarding for me to have coached [DeVon] the past four years,” said Duke head coach David Cutcliffe. “Throughout his young life, he has laid a foundation to impact the lives of others in a positive way long after his time at Duke, or playing football has come to an end.”
NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day, Presented by Fidelity
Each NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day is selected from the 156 semifinalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments® and prominently displayed inside its official home at the New York Athletic Club. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation and comes with a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship.
The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists for the Campbell Trophy on Nov. 1, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, presented by Fidelity Investments. One member of the class will be awarded the 27th Campbell Trophy at the 59th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 6.
Nominated by their schools, these outstanding individuals must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility; have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale; have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor; and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.