3.55 GPA in Secondary Education
- Four-time Dean’s List member
- Expected to graduate in May 2018
- Anticipated postgraduate study: Biology
Civic Service & Leadership: 2017 AFCA Good Works Team member; Worked with orphaned children in the Dominican Republic; Worked in a wood shop during mission trips to Costa Rica; Spent four years volunteering with Randy Schafer’s Tackle Cancer Foundation; Helps to teach English to Hispanic immigrants so they can find better jobs; Volunteer for Miracle League (special needs t-ball league) at Bennett Family Park; Reads to sick children at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital and participates in pizza parties with them for the last four years; Men’s bible study attendee; Bell ringer for the Salvation Army.
NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day, Presented by Fidelity
Each NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day is selected from the 181 semifinalists for the 2017 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 announced 13 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. The finalists will travel to New York City where one of them will be named the 28th Campbell Trophy® recipient at the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 5.
Nominated by their schools, these outstanding individuals must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of playing 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.