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Murray, Carr among finalists for academic Heisman

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 11:31am  ET

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr throws a pass while playing against San Diego State during the first half in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

DALLAS (AP) -- Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr and Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough are among 16 finalists for the William Campbell Trophy, which honors college football's top scholar-athlete.

The finalists receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship.

The other finalists are:

Trevor Adams of Northwest Missouri State; John Arena of John Hopkins; Gabe Ikard of Oklahoma; Spencer Long of Nebraska; Niccolo Mastromatteo of Coastal Carolina; Jeff Matthews of Cornell; James Morris of Iowa; Perry Simmons of Duke; Eric Soza of Texas-San Antonio; John Urschel of Penn State; Dustin Vaughan of West Texas A&M; Tony Washington of Appalachian State; and Eric Westerberg of Augustana, Ill.

The Campbell Trophy will be awarded Dec. 10 by the National Football Foundation. The winner receives an additional $7,000 scholarship.


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