Army LB Rodriguez wins scholar-athlete award



NEW YORK (AP) — Army linebacker Andrew Rodriguez is the winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy as the nation’s top senior scholar-athlete in college football.

Rodriguez receives a $25,000 post-graduate scholarship for the National Football Foundation, which presented the senior mechanical engineering major the trophy Tuesday night at its awards banquet at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

The 15 other finalists from all divisions of college football each receive an $18,000 scholarship.

The other finalists were: Georgia kicker Drew Butler, Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins, Delta State quarterback Micah Davis, Navy guard John Dowd, Northwestern State linebacker Yaser Elqutub, South Dakota running back Chris Ganious, Colorado School of Mines quarterback Clay Garcia, Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish, Kansas State defensive back Tysyn Hartman, South Florida offensive lineman Chaz Hine, Purdue linebacker Joe Holland, Washington State receiver Jared Karstetter, Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Dubuque receiver Michael Zweifel and Yale quarterback Patrick Witt.

Last month, Witt gave up the opportunity to compete for a Rhodes Scholarship in order to play against archrival Harvard.