IRVING, Texas – Iowa State senior co-captain Jake Campos received a prestigious honor when he was named as a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, announced Wednesday by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
The William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments, recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
Campos is one of 71 FBS players on the list.
“These impressive candidates truly represent the scholar-athlete Ideal,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. “It is important for us to showcase their success on the football field, in the classroom and in the community. This year’s semifinalists further illustrate the power of our great sport in developing the next generation of influential leaders.”
A native of West Des Moines, Iowa, Campos is one of ISU’s most successful players on and off the field. The preseason All-Big 12 offensive tackle maintains a 3.56 GPA in one of the most demanding majors on campus, biological systems engineering.
Campos, a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, has started 26 of 27 games in his Cyclone career and has anchored an offensive line that has allowed just one sack this season.
Campos is on the Wuerffel Award Watch List, is a nominee for the Senior Class Award and is ISU’s representative for the NFF Scholar-Athlete Award.