McPartland Named Semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

Brogan McPartland action photo

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard football senior Brogan McPartland has been named a semifinalist for the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy, the National Football Foundation announced on Wednesday.

The defensive lineman from Stephens City, Virginia, is up for an award that recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership.

To be eligible for the 30th Campbell Trophy, candidates must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first-team player or significant contributor and have demonstrated 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.

The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Oct. 30, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 2019 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class presented by Fidelity Investments. The finalists will travel to New York City for the 62nd NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 10, where their accomplishments will be highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports. Live during the event, one member of the class will be declared as the winner of the 30th Campbell Trophy Presented by Mazda and have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000.