- 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 Presented by HealthSouth Corporation Country United States First awarded 1990 Currently held by Sam Acho Official website http://www.footballfoundation.com
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 was 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 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
- The William V. Campbell Trophy, National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame website
William V. Campbell Trophy winners
1990: Howard | 1991: Culpepper | 1992: Hansen | 1993: Burns | 1994: Zatechka | 1995: Hoying | 1996: Wuerffel | 1997: Manning | 1998: Stinchcomb | 1999: Pennington | 2000: Vanden Bosch | 2001: Gonzalez | 2002: Roberts | 2003: Krenzel | 2004: Muñoz | 2005: Niswanger | 2006: Leonard | 2007: Griffin | 2008: Mack | 2009: Tebow | 2010: Acho
College football awards Overall trophies Overall media awards Positional awardsBronko Nagurski Trophy (Defenseman) • Chuck Bednarik Award (Defenseman) • Dave Rimington Trophy (Center) • Davey O'Brien Award (Quarterback) • Dick Butkus Award (Linebacker) • Doak Walker Award (Running back) • Fred Biletnikoff Award (Wide receiver) • Jim Thorpe Award (Defensive back) • John Mackey Award (Tight end) • Lombardi Award (Lineman/linebacker) • Lott Trophy (Defenseman) • Lou Groza Award (Placekicker) • Manning Award (Quarterback) • Outland Trophy (Interior lineman) • Ray Guy Award (Punter) • Ted Hendricks Award (Defensive end) Other national player awardsChic Harley Award (Best player) • Archie Griffin Award (Best player) • Bill Willis Trophy (Defensive lineman) • Jack Lambert Trophy (Linebacker) • Jack Tatum Trophy (Defensive back) • Jim Brown Trophy (Running back) • Jim Parker Trophy (Offensive lineman) • Paul Hornung Award (Most versatile) • Sammy Baugh Trophy (Quarterback) • Paul Warfield Trophy (Wide receiver) • Johnny Unitas Award (Senior quarterback) All-Americans Head coaching awardsAFCA Coach of the Year (1935) • Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1957) • SN Coach of the Year (1963) • Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award (1967) • Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year (1976) • Woody Hayes Trophy (1977) • Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (1986) • Home Depot Coach of the Year (1994) • AP Coach of the Year (1998) • Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award (2006) • Bobby Bowden Coach of the Year Award (2009) • Joseph V. Paterno Award (2010) (formerly the George Munger Award (1989)) Assistant coaching awards Conference awards Division I FCS awards Other divisions/associations Academic, inspirational,
and versatility awardsAcademic All-America of the Year (Student-athlete) • Disney's Wide World of Sports Spirit Award • William V. Campbell Trophy (Student-athlete) • Wuerffel Trophy (Humanitarian-athlete) • Lowe's Senior CLASS Award (Student-athlete) • Burlsworth Trophy (Walk-on) • Rudy Award (inspirational/motivational)
Service awards Regional awardsNils V. "Swede" Nelson Award (New England Sportsmanship) Halls of fame Student athlete NCAA Lowe's Senior CLASS AwardMenBasketball • Football • Baseball • Soccer • Lacrosse • Ice hockeyWomenBasketball • Volleyball • Softball • Soccer Academic All-America
Team Members of the YearMenBasketball • Football • Baseball • Soccer • Track & Field/Cross Country • At-LargeWomenBasketball • Volleyball • Softball • Soccer • Track & Field/Cross Country • At-Large
OtherEdith Cummings Munson Golf Award (golf) • William V. Campbell Trophy (football)
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