Virginia’s Micah Kiser claims prestigious ‘Academic Heisman’ trophy
For the second time, Virginia is the home to one of the most prestigious academic honors in all of collegiate sports.
At the 60th annual National Football Foundation Awards Dinner in New York City Tuesday night, the William V. Campbell Trophy was presented to UVa. linebacker Micah Kiser. The Campbell Trophy, often referred to as the “Academic Heisman,” recognizes “an individual [who is] the absolute best in the country for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership.
Kiser is the 28th recipient of the Campbell Trophy.
“Micah Kiser’s exceptional accomplishments on and off the field rank him among the best student-athletes in the history of our sport, making him the ideal Campbell Trophy® recipient,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell in a statement. “He truly embodies the scholar-athlete ideal and we are proud to have him as a member of this elite fraternity. He stands as the perfect example for the next generation to emulate.”
Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell was the winner of the 2015 award.
Kiser was one of 13 finalists for this year’s award. Below are those baker’s dozen players, with their GPAs and majors for good measure: