The William V. Campbell Award is given annually to the college football player that is not only one of the best in the sport but is one of the best in the classroom as well.
Herbert is a special talent. Duck fans know this. But, for as talented as he is on the gridiron, he may be more talented in his studies.
To be considered for the William V. Campbell Award, one must possess at least a 3.2 GPA. Herbert, well, he has 4.01 GPA. The General Science major studies for finals just as hard as he studies game film.
In fact, on the flight to New York for the ceremony, Herbert spent time working on his final exams.
Just landed with the Herbert family in New York, where the Campbell Trophy will be awarded at a @NFFNetwork ceremony Tuesday.— Rob Moseley (@DuckFootball) December 9, 2019
Justin Herbert, one of the finalists, spent part of the flight working on a paper for final exams this upcoming week at @uoregon. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/m9ceni4Vqy
Herbert and members of the team have been in New York for the past few days, but on Tuesday night Herbert was officially handed the trophy. Here are some of the sights and sounds from the Big Apple:
.@oregonfootball Justin Herbert gets a special congratulations after winning #CampbellTrophy Presented by @MazdaUSA from fellow QB and @GatorsFB legend Steve Spurrier #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/mwbImVjXeq— Football Foundation (@NFFNetwork) December 11, 2019
Congrats to @oregonfootball's Justin Herbert, the 2019 recipient of the #CampbellTrophy Presented by @MazdaUSA!— Football Foundation (@NFFNetwork) December 11, 2019
Dino Bernacchi, chief marketing officer for Mazda North American Operations, presented the trophy pic.twitter.com/p7DgBiRxCY
Undoubtedly, there will be more awards to come for this tremendous student-athlete.