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Hope’s Brady Eding nominated for “Academic Heisman”


Brady Eding of the Hope College football team is one of 176 national semi-finalists for the 2021 William V. Campbell Trophy, the National Football Foundation’s top varsity-athlete award.

The senior offensive lineman is part of a group of NCAA Division III, NCAA Division II, NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, NCAA Football Subdivision and NAIA student-athletes who will be nominated by their respective schools.

Celebrating its 32nd year, the Campbell Trophy® recognizes an individual as the absolute best college football athlete in the nation for their combined academic success, footballing performance and exemplary leadership.

The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Monday, October 27, and each of them will receive an $ 18,000 graduate scholarship as a member of the 2021 NFF National College Athlete Class presented by Fidelity Investments.

The finalists will travel to Las Vegas for the 63rd Annual National Football Foundation Awards Dinner presented by Las Vegas on Tuesday, December 7. One of the finalists will be declared the winner of the 32nd Campbell Trophy® and their graduate scholarship will be increased to $ 25,000.

Eding, a graduate of Hamilton High School, is a three-year-old rookie. This season, the fifth-year senior plays right tackle for the Flying Dutchmen 3-1. He specializes in business and classical studies.

Last spring, Eding was elected to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District Team®. He also won MIAA Honor Roll honors for the second year in a row.

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In 2019, MIAA coaches chose Eding as the All-MIAA second-team selection as an offensive lineman.

Eding is one of 39 Division III Campbell Trophy semi-finalists.

Candidates for the Campbell® Trophy must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of playing eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a as a first team player or significant contributor, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.

The class is selected annually by the NFF Awards Committee, which is made up of a nationally recognized media group, the College Football Hall of Fame and track and field administrators.