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Area high school products named NFF Scholar-Athletes
October 24, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - DFW
Three area high school football products have been named to the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Class of 2012:
RB Nebraska History 3.43 Plano
DB Texas Tech Mgt Info. 3.70 Stephenville
QB Baylor E Economics 3.79 South Garland
According to the NFF release, the NFF’s National Scholar-Athlete program, launched in 1959, is the first initiative in history to award scholar-athletes postgraduate scholarships for their combined athletic, academic and leadership abilities.
The 15 players selected by the NFF and College Hall of Fame are also finalists for the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.
Each member of the 2012 National Scholar-Athlete Class will travel to New York City to be honored December 4 during the 55th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria and receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship.
“This year’s class contains some of the finest student-athletes to ever compete in college athletics in any sport,” said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. “They have an average GPA of 3.67, which showcases their commitment to excellence in the classroom as well as on the field. Without exception, they embody what it takes to be great leaders. We are proud to hold them out as examples for future generations to emulate.”
Here's the entire 15-player list.