MORGANTOWN — WVU center Zach Frazier has been named one of 16 finalists for the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy.
Presented by the National Football Foundation (NFF) and the College Football Hall of Fame, the William V. Campbell Trophy is awarded to college football’s premier scholar-athlete in combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership.
As one of 16 finalists from a record pool of 201 semifinalists, Frazier will receive an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship and could be in line for a $25,000 post-graduate scholarship if he is chosen the winner. All 16 finalists will travel to the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the 65th annual NFF Awards Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Frazier has established himself as one of the premier centers in college football and is now in his third year as WVU’s starting center and fourth overall as a starter.
“He’s the greatest center in college football right now,” guard Brandon Yates said earlier this season. “It comes with his body of work. I you watch him play every snap, you know he’s a different kind of guy.”
Frazier is on pace to graduate summa cum laude in December in sport management. He currently has a 3.88 GPA and has been a two-time First Team Academic All-Big 12 selection.
On the field, Frazier has been recognized as a second-team All-American, a preseason All-American and has received All-Big 12 accolades three times.
The Fairmont native is WVU’s eighth NFF National Scholar-Athlete.