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Razorback linebacker among 12 finalists for 'Academic Heisman'
Arkansas linebacker Brooks Ellis (51) lines up during a game against TCU on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas.
IRVING, Texas — BYU quarterback Taysom Hill and Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell are among 12 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which honors the top scholar-athlete in college football.
The other finalists announced Tuesday by the National Football Foundation for the academic Heisman are:
— Brooks Ellis, linebacker, Arkansas
— Chris Beaschler, linebacker, Dayton
— Tim Crawley, wide receiver, San Jose State
— DeVon Edwards, safety, Duke
— Carter Hanson, linebacker, Saint John's (Minn.)
— Ryan Janvion, safety, Wake Forest
— Zay Jones, wide receiver, East Carolina
— Cooper Rush, quarterback, Central Michigan
— Karter Schult, defensive lineman, Northern Iowa
— Tyler Sullivan, quarterback, Delta State
Each finalist receives an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. The winner will be announced Dec. 6 at the National Football Foundation's Hall of Fame banquet in New York.
The winner will receive an additional $7,000 in scholarship money and the Campbell Trophy.
Hill missed most of the last two seasons for BYU with serious injuries. He is pursuing an MBA and is the only player in school history with 4,000 yards passing and 2,000 receiving in a career.
Terrell is also pursuing an MBA while leading No. 17 Western Michigan to its first ranking in the AP Top 25 in school history.
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