World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

William V. Campbell Trophy

Article Id: WHEBN0003298917
Reproduction Date:

Title: William V. Campbell Trophy  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Barrett Jones, Tim Tebow, Christopher B. Howard, 2012 Alabama Crimson Tide football team, 2013 Penn State Nittany Lions football team
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

William V. Campbell Trophy

William V. Campbell Trophy
Awarded for The American college football player with the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance
Country United States
Presented by HealthSouth Corporation
First awarded 1990
Currently held by David Helton, Duke
Official website

The William V. Campbell Trophy, formerly the Vincent dePaul Draddy Trophy, is a trophy awarded by the National Football Foundation that is given to the American college football player with the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance. It is considered by many to be the "Academic Heisman."

While many major college football awards are theoretically open to players at all competitive levels, in practice only players at NCAA Division I level win. The Campbell Trophy is unique in that it has actually been won by a player at a lower level—Brandon Roberts of Washington University in St. Louis, an NCAA Division III school, in 2002.

The trophy is renamed for William Campbell, a business executive and former player, captain and head coach of the Columbia University Lions. Previously named in honor of Vincent dePaul Draddy, who served the National Football Foundation (NFF) and its College Football Hall of Fame for thirty-three years, including nineteen years as the chairman of its board of directors, the trophy is now named after William V. Campbell. It has become the most prestigious and desirable "academic" award in college football. The trophy recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the country for his academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership.

A scholar-athlete himself at Manhattan College, Draddy passionately believed in the premise that excellence on the football field could, and should, be consistent with academic distinction and the highest standards of civic leadership. He thought that young men who combined athletic performance with academic excellence should be recognized. After his death in July 1990, the NFF perpetuated his memory and beliefs by establishing a scholarship that would recognize the scholar-athlete who most fully embodies the ideals of the NFF.

The trophy is sponsored by HealthSouth Corporation, and as such is officially named "The William V. Campbell Trophy endowed by HealthSouth."


Year Player School
1990 Chris Howard Air Force
1991 Brad Culpepper Florida
1992 Jim Hansen Colorado
1993 Thomas D. Burns Virginia
1994 Robert B. Zatechka Nebraska
1995 Bobby Hoying Ohio State
1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida
1997 Peyton Manning Tennessee
1998 Matt Stinchcomb Georgia
1999 Chad Pennington Marshall
2000 Kyle Vanden Bosch Nebraska
2001 Joaquin Gonzalez Miami
2002 Brandon Roberts Washington University in St. Louis
2003 Craig Krenzel Ohio State
2004 Michael Muñoz Tennessee
2005 Rudy Niswanger LSU
2006 Brian Leonard Rutgers
2007 Dallas Griffin Texas
2008 Alex Mack California
2009 Tim Tebow Florida
2010 Sam Acho Texas
2011 Andrew Rodriguez Army
2012 Barrett Jones Alabama
2013 John Urschel Penn State
2014 David Helton Duke

External links

  • The William V. Campbell Trophy, National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.