Virginia football linebacker Micah Kiser has been named a seminfinalist as the best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
Marshall is one of 181 semifinalists for the 2017 Campbell Trophy.
He was nominated by UVa… and a school can only submit one nominee.
The Campbell Trophy honors the top scholar-athlete in college football.
Marshall played in 33 games over the past three seasons and made nine starts at tackle for the Yellow Jackets in 2016. “It is important for us to showcase their success on the football field, in the classroom and in the community”. The finalists will travel to New York City for the 60th annual NFF Awards Dinner on December 5, with the Campbell Trophy recipient announced during the gala event and presented an additional $7,000 scholarship, bringing his final scholarship award total to $25,000. One member of the class will be declared as the victor of the Campbell Trophy and have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000.
Previous Campbell Trophy winners from current ACC schools include Duke’s David Helton in 2014, Virginia’s Thomas Burns in 1993 and Miami’s Joaquin Gonzalez in 2001.
The award was named in honor of the late former chairman of Intuit, William (Bill) V. Campell. “This year’s semifinalists further illustrate the power of our great sport in developing the next generation of influential leaders”. To excel at an extremely high level both academically and on the football field is an incredible accomplishment. “The NFF Awards Committee will have an incredibly hard task in selecting the finalists from this outstanding group of candidates”.
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs created to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people.
The NFF will pare the list of 181 semifinalists to 12-14 finalists on November 1, which each finalist receiving an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 2017 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class. Riso overtook Luciana Tobia of Quinnipiac to win the tournament by two strokes.Also, she led the Siena team to a school records with 301 in the first round at Dartmouth and 619 for 36 holes for a fifth-place finish.