IRVING, Texas - Making waves beyond the football field, senior defensive lineman Alex White has been named a semifinalist for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy, as announced by the National Football Foundation on Wednesday.
White is one of 179 candidates for the award across all NCAA divisions, including 40 from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Nominated players had to be at least of senior academic standing and in their final year of eligibility, while holding a GPA of at least 3.2. Additionally, candidates for the award had to show outstanding football ability as a significant contributor while also demonstrating strong leadership and citizenship. The class is selected each year by the NFF Awards Committee, which is comprised of a nationally recognized group of media, College Football Hall of Famers and athletics administrators.
White was a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2017 after recording 25 tackles and 4.5 sacks as a junior. Heavily involved in the community while also completing biomedical internships, White has helped to develop a phototherapeutic wound care bandage while also volunteering during the summer at a medical clinic in North Carolina.
The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Oct. 31, while the winner will be selected at a ceremony in New York City on Dec. 4.