Plenty of players earn recognition for their on field play.
But one Arkansas player is getting noticed for his impressive work done off the field.
Linebacker Brooks Ellis is one of 12 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, better known as the Academic Heisman. The award is given to the college football player who has the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance.
“We are extremely proud to announce this year’s finalists for the Campbell Trophy, who make up the National Scholar-Athlete Class,”NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell said in a release. “These young men have an unrelenting commitment to excellence in all aspects of their lives, and they represent all that is right in college football.”
Ellis has a 3.82 GPA and is majoring in exercise science. Reed is the only SEC player that is a finalist and one of two players from a Power 5 program to be named a finalist. Ellis leads the Razorbacks with 47 tackles and has also registered 4.0 tackles for loss on the year.
Ellis and the Razorbacks have a huge game this week as they host No. 10 Florida. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.