Macomber Named A Campbell Trophy Semifinalist

John Macomber

DALLAS, Texas – Holy Cross senior placekicker John Macomber (Vienna, Va.) has been selected as one of 170 semifinalists for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth (formerly known as the Draddy Trophy), as announced by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. Macomber and the other 169 semifinalists also make up the candidates for the 2013 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments. Each of the semifinalists is a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, with a grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, outstanding football ability as a starter or significant contributor, and strong leadership and citizenship skills.

"We take great pride in the record participation by the number of schools in the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards program this year," said NFF Chairman Archie Manning whose sons Peyton (1997 Campbell Trophy winner) and Eli were named NFF National Scholar-Athletes in 1997 and 2003, respectively. "It is important for us to showcase that success on the football field starts with winners in the classroom and the community. This year's record-breaking number of nominations further illustrates the power of our great sport in developing the next generation of influential leaders."

From the group of 170 semifinalists, the NFF awards committee will select and announce up to 16 finalists on Oct. 31. Each finalist will be recognized as part of the 2013 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, receiving an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship. The Campbell Trophy winner, who will have his scholarship increased to $25,000, will be announced live at the NFF's annual awards dinner on Dec. 10 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. A total distribution of $300,000 in scholarships will be awarded that evening.

Macomber is currently tied for the team-lead in scoring with 24 points this season, hitting three of four field goals and 15 of 16 extra points. He has also averaged 41.7 yards on 28 punts and 61.5 yards on 22 kickoffs. A second team All-Patriot League selection as both a placekicker and a punter in 2012, Macomber has scored 135 career points, making 25 of 32 field goals and 60 of 68 extra points. In the classroom, he owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.73 with a major in history.

A list of semifinalists for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy follows.

2013 WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY SEMIFINALISTS

Football Bowl Subdivision     
Alabama - Cade Foster     
Arizona - Jake Fischer     
Arkansas - Austin Tate     
Arkansas State - Brian Davis     
Army - Brian Zalneraitis    
Auburn - Steven Clark     
Ball State - Zane Fakes     
Baylor - Jordan Najvar     
Boise State - Kirby Moore     
Buffalo - Alex Neutz     
California - Mark Brazinski     
Colorado - Nate Bonsu     
Colorado State - Chris Nwoke     
Duke - Perry Simmons     
East Carolina - Trent Tignor     
Florida Atlantic - Andrew Stryffeler     
Fresno State - Derek Carr     
Georgia - Aaron Murray     
Georgia Tech - Will Jackson     
Houston - Kevin Forsch     
Illinois - Nathan Scheelhaase     
Iowa - James Morris     
Iowa State - Jeff Woody     
Kentucky - Joe Mansour     
Memphis - Jacob Karam     
Michigan - Courtney Avery     
Michigan State - Max Bullough     
Middle Tennessee State - Logan Kilgore     
Minnesota - Aaron Hill     
Mississippi - D.T. Shackelford     
Nebraska - Spencer Long     
Nevada - Joel Bitonio     
North Texas - Zach Orr     
Northern Illinois - Matthew Krempel     
Oklahoma - Gabe Ikard     
Oklahoma State - Clint Chelf     
Penn State - John Urschel     
Purdue - Rob Henry     
Rice - Tanner Leland     
Rutgers - Quron Pratt     
South Florida - Luke Sager     
Southern California - Devon Kennard     
Southern Methodist - Randall Joyner     
Syracuse - Richard MacPherson     
Temple - Ryan Alderman     
Texas - Nate Boyer     
Texas Christian - Jon Koontz     
Texas-San Antonio - Eric Soza     
Toledo - Zac Kerin     
Troy - Will Scott     
Vanderbilt - Fitz Lassing     
Virginia - Jake Snyder     
Virginia Tech - Trey Gresh     
West Virginia - Curtis Feigt     

Football Championship Subdivision     
Alabama State - Bobby Wenzig     
Albany - Eric LaPorta     
Appalachian State - Tony Washington     
Austin Peay State - Ben Stansfield     
Brown - Michael Yules     
Bucknell - Tracey Smith     
Butler - Matt Lancaster     
Campbell - Kurt Odom     
Coastal Carolina - Niccolo Mastromatteo     
Columbia - Zach Olinger     
Cornell - Jeff Mathews     
Dartmouth - Michael Runger     
Dayton - Colin Monnier     
Delaware - Mike Milburn     
Delaware State - Marco Kano     
Drake - Brandon Coleman     
Eastern Illinois - Cameron Berra     
Eastern Kentucky - Ichiro Vance     
Harvard - Cameron Brate     
Holy Cross - John Macomber     
Lamar - Kollin Kahler     
Marist - Tyler Ramsey     
Montana - Bo Tully     
Montana State - Tanner Bleskin     
New Hampshire - Mike MacArthur     
North Carolina Central - Jordan Reid     
North Dakota - Jake Miller     
North Dakota State - Ryan Drevlow     
Northern Arizona - Drew Emanuel     
Northern Colorado - Seth Lobato     
Northern Iowa - Dan Kruger     
Portland State - Mitch Gaulke     
Sacramento State - Markell Williams     
St. Francis (Pa.) - Kyle Harbridge     
Sam Houston State - Matt Boyles     
San Diego - Blake Oliaro     
South Dakota State - Brandon Hubert     
Southern Illinois - Austin Pucylowski     
Stephen F. Austin - Ryne Chambers     
Tennessee Tech - James Normand     
Valparaiso - Alex Grask     
Weber State - Tony Epperson     
Western Carolina - Clark Sechrest     
Wofford - James Zotto     
Yale - Beau Palin     
Youngstown State - Kurt Hess     
    
Division II     
Azusa Pacific (Calif.) - Nick Grunsky     
Bemidji State (Minn.) - Buckley Wright     
Benedict (S.C.) - Martin Epps     
Chadron State (Neb.) - Glen Clinton     
Colorado School of Mines - Chad McGraw     
East Stroudsburg (Pa.) - Robert Bleiler     
Eastern New Mexico - Christopher Barnard     
Edinboro (Pa.) - Cody Harris     
Fort Lewis (Colo.) - Doyle Bode     
Hillsdale (Mich.) - Steven Embry     
Long Island-Post (N.Y.) - Tommy Williams     
Northwest Missouri State - Trevor Adams     
Pittsburg State (Kan.) - Joe Windscheffel
Southern Arkansas - Tyler Sykora
Southern Nazarene (Okla.) - Stan West
St. Cloud State (Minn.) - Phillip Klaphake
Stonehill (Mass.) - James Lanier
Texas A&M-Kingsville - Zane Brown
Tusculum (Tenn.) - Bo Cordell
Wayne State (Mich.) - Chet Privett
West Texas A&M - Dustin Vaughan
William Jewell (Mo.) - Sean Shelton
Wingate (N.C.) - Robbie Nellenweg

Division III
Albright (Pa.) - John Harding
Augustana (Ill.) - Erik Westerberg
Bethel (Minn.) - J.D. Mehlhorn
Bluffton (Ohio) - Shawn Frost
California Lutheran - Andrew Pankow
Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) - Rob Kalkstein
Case Western (Ohio) - Steven Magister
DePauw (Ind.) - Eric Malm
Dubuque (Iowa) - Tyson Carter
East Texas Baptist - Jacob Alford
Franklin & Marshall (Pa.) - Sam Dickinson
Gallaudet (D.C.) - Nicholas Elstad
Grinnell (Iowa) - Quinn Rosenthal
Hampden-Sydney (Va.) - Will Ferrell, Jr.
Hardin-Simmons (Texas) - Chuck North
Hobart (N.Y.) - Michael Green
Hope (Mich.) - Michael Atwell
Johns Hopkins (Md.) - John Arena
Juniata (Pa.) - Jared Shope
Kenyon (Ohio) - Zach Morrow
Lycoming (Pa.) - C.J. Arhontakis
Macalester (Minn.) - Joe Dykema
Manchester (Ind.) - Ryne Lehrman
Massachusetts Maritime - John Moriarty
Minnesota-Morris - Brendon Foss
North Central (Ill.) - Alex Mann
Oberlin (Ohio) - Zachary Kisley
Ohio Wesleyan - Mason Espinosa
Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.) - Duncan Hussey
Redlands (Calif.) - Kevin Grady
St. John's (Minn.) - Dylan Graves
Washington (Mo.) - Andrew Skalman
Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) - B.J. Monacelli
Widener (Pa.) - Colin Masterson
Wisconsin-Eau Claire - Nick Hirsch
Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Cory Wipperfurth
Wisconsin-Stout - David Goebel
Wittenberg (Ohio) - Kyle Sanning
Worcester Polytechnic (Mass.) - Tim Grupp

NAIA
Bethel (Tenn.) - Joey Dienye
Carroll (Mont.) - Michael Siegersma
Cumberlands (Ky.) - Mitchell Mascaro
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) - Mark Kosrow
Ottawa (Kan.) - Travis Adamson
Peru State (Neb.) - Zach Lempka