John Urschel Wins William V. Campbell Trophy
December 10, 2013
John Urschel, Nittany Lion offensive lineman, wins the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, given to college football’s top scholar-athlete. Sometimes called the “Academic Heisman,” the award specifically recognizes “an individual as the absolute best in the country for his academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership,”
With the award, Urschel received $25,000 to go toward his post-graduate work. Urschel graduated in three years with a degree in math, later earned his master’s degree in math, and continued to work toward a second master’s in math education. The lineman plans to pursue a Ph.D. upon completion of his football career. Urschel was Penn State’s first recipient of the award.