Penn State's Urschel earns National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State senior John Urschel has been selected as one of 16 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athletes from across all NCAA and NAIA divisions.

The 2012 first team All-Big Ten guard and first-team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American, Urschel will receive an $18,000 scholarship for post-graduate studies. He also is a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, presented to the nation's premier college football scholar-athlete, with the winner receiving a total of $25,000 for post-graduate work.

From Williamsville, N.Y., Urschel is the 17th Nittany Lion to be selected a Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete and follows another standout offensive lineman and first-team Academic All-American, Stefen Wisniewski (2010), on the list.

Penn State is tied for third in the nation (with Notre Dame) with its 17 scholar-athlete recipients. Nebraska (22) and Ohio State (20) are the only schools with more honorees than Penn State.

The 2013 scholar-athletes will be honored at the National Football Foundation’s 56th annual black tie awards dinner Dec. 10 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

 

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Last Updated October 31, 2013