Memphis QB Brady White Wins William V. Campbell Trophy

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Memphis quarterback Brady White is taking home an honor.

On Wednesday, the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced that White is the winner of the 31st William V. Campbell Trophy.

The Walter Campbell Trophy is presented to honor student-athletes for their work on the field and in the classroom.

The award also comes with a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship.

In the classroom, White held a 3.5 GPA while working on his doctorate degree.

“A doctoral student who ranks as Memphis’ all-time leading passer, Brady White is the epitome of what the Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda represents,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning in a statement.

“Working towards one’s PhD is a daunting challenge by itself. To do it while excelling at the highest level of college football is truly exceptional. Brady embodies the scholar-athlete ideal, and we are proud to have him as a member of this elite fraternity.”

On the field, White was equally as impressive.

White holds the Memphis and conference record for career passing touchdowns (90). White’s 28 wins as a starting quarterback are the most in Tigers history while his 769 completions are second in school annals.

“Brady and his fellow members of the 2020 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class represent more than just their standout athletic ability seen on the field,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “Their academic achievements and their contributions as leaders in the community send a powerful message about the young men who play our sport. They have taken full advantage of the educational opportunities created by college football, and they have created a compelling legacy for others to follow.”

Congratulations to White on the honor.

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