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Notre Dame’s Tranquill among top scholar-athlete finalists

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins and Notre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill are among the 13 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to college football’s top scholar-athlete.
The other finalists announced Wednesday are:
Kenneth Brinson, linebacker, Army
Taryn Christion, quarterback, South Dakota State
De’Arius Christmas, linebacker, Grambling State
D’Cota Dixon, safety, Wisconsin
Ryan Finley, quarterback, North Carolina State
Piercen Harnish, linebacker, St. Francis, Indiana
Trace McSorley, quarterback, Penn State
Dalton Risner, tackle, Kansas State
Max Scharping, tackle, Northern Illinois
Eric Stevenson, linebacker, Wheaton
Easton Stick, quarterback, North Dakota State
The finalists, chosen from all levels of the college football, receive $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. The winner will be announced Dec. 4 at the National Football Foundation’s and College Hall Fame’s induction ceremony and awards dinner in New York. The winner receives an additional $7,000 in scholarship money.
Past winners of the Campbell Trophy, which was established by the NFF in 1990, include Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow.