(October 24, 2012)—Baylor quarterback Nick Florence is among 15 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which is given to the top scholar-athlete in college football.
The National Football Foundation chooses the finalists from all levels of college football and each receives an $18,000 in post-graduate scholarship.
The winner will receive an additional $7,000 scholarship.
The Campbell Trophy will be awarded Dec. 4 at the NFF's Hall of Fame banquet in New York.
Last year's winner was Army linebacker Andrew Rodriguez.
Finalists Announced Wednesday
Alabama center Barrett Jones
Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead
Texas tech safety Cody Davis
Mount Union safety Nick Driskill
Baylor quarterback Nick Florence
Northern Illinois defensive tackle Nabal Jefferson
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o
West Texas A&M offensive lineman Aaron Mullane
Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley
Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib
Robert Morris defensive end Nolan Nearhoof
MIT offensive lineman Ethan Peterson
Duke quarterback Sean Renfree
Northwestern offensive lineman Patrick Ward
Saint Xavier (Ill.) receiver Shane Zackery.