Ryan Brady Named a William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist

Holy Cross Athletics   09-26-2018

IRVING, Texas – Holy Cross senior linebacker Ryan Brady has been selected as one of 179 semifinalists for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy, as announced by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. Brady and the other 178 semifinalists make up the candidates for the 2018 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Class. 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.

“These 179 impressive candidates truly represent the scholar-athlete ideal,” said National Football Foundation chairman Archie Manning, whose sons Peyton and Eli were named NFF National Scholar-Athletes in 1997 and 2003, respectively. “For 60 years, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete program has showcased more than 800 college football players who have been successful on the football field, in the classroom and in the community. This year’s semifinalists further illustrate the power of our great sport in developing the next generation of influential leaders.”

From the group of 179 semifinalists, the NFF awards committee will select and announce 12-14 finalists on Oct. 31. Each finalist will be recognized as part of the 2018 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. 4. This year’s postgraduate scholarships will push the program’s all-time distribution to more than $11.5-million.

In four games played this season, Brady has totaled a team-best 57 tackles with two sacks, 10 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. He has reached double-figures in tackles in every game this season and currently ranks second in the nation in total tackles. Over the course of his collegiate career, Brady has recorded 194 tackles, eight sacks and 24 tackles for loss.

A complete list of semifinalists for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy follows.

2018 William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalists

Football Bowl Subdivision
Alabama - Hale Hentges
Arkansas - Hjalte Froholdt
Army West Point - Kenneth Brinson
Ball State - Alex Joss
Boston College - Zach Allen
Brigham Young - Adam Pulsipher
California - Patrick Laird
Central Michigan - Mitch Stanitzek
Clemson - Christian Wilkins
Colorado State - Wyatt Bryan
Duke - Ben Humphreys
Eastern Michigan - Jeremiah Harris
Georgia - Jackson Harris
Georgia Tech - Brad Stewart
Houston - Zach Vaughan
Illinois - Nick Allegretti
Indiana - Wes Martin
Iowa - Parker Hesse
Iowa State - Spencer Benton
Kansas State - Dalton Risner
Kent State - Matt Bahr
Kentucky - Miles Butler
Marshall - Chase Hancock
Memphis - Drew Kyser
Michigan - Noah Furbush
Michigan State - Khari Willis
Middle Tennessee State - Brent Stockstill
Minnesota - Jared Weyler
Mississippi - Sean Rawlings
Missouri - Corey Fatony
Navy - Andrew Wood
Nebraska - Mick Stoltenberg
Nevada - Ty Gangi
North Carolina State - Ryan Finley
Northern Illinois - Max Scharping
Notre Dame - Drue Tranquill
Oklahoma State - Britton Abbott
Old Dominion - Oshane Ximines
Penn State - Trace McSorley
Pittsburgh - Alex Bookser
Purdue - David Blough
Rice - Graysen Schantz
Rutgers - Zack Heeman
San Jose State - Bryce Crawford
South Alabama - Gavin Patterson
South Florida - Jaymon Thomas
Southern Methodist - Garrett Stotts
Stanford - Jesse Burkett
Syracuse - Eric Dungey
Temple - Frank Nutile
Tennessee - Kyle Phillips
Texas - Jak Holbrook
Texas-San Antonio - Yannis Routsas
Toledo - Cody Thompson
Utah - Mitch Wishnowsky
Utah State - Jontrell Rocquemore
Vanderbilt - Kyle Shurmur
Virginia - Lester Coleman
Washington State - Peyton Pelluer
West Virginia - Billy Kinney
Western Michigan - John Keenoy
Wisconsin - D'Cota Dixon
Wyoming - Nick Smith

Football Championship Subdivision
Alabama State - Dylan Renaker
Alcorn State - Charles Hughes
Austin Peay State - Ryan Rockensuess
Brown - Christian Montano
Bucknell - Bryan Marine
Campbell - Thomas Hartshorn
Chattanooga - Alex Trotter
Columbia - Mike Hinton
Dartmouth - Drew Hunnicutt
Davidson - Nathan Campbell
Dayton - David Leisring
Drake - Nathan Clayberg
Eastern Illinois - Aaron Callaway
Grambling State - De'Arius Christmas
Harvard - Alex White
Holy Cross - Ryan Brady
Idaho - Ed Hall
Illinois State - Jake Kolbe
Jacksonville - Nic Duch
James Madison - Hunter Etheridge
Lafayette - Andrew Chuma
Lehigh - Harrison Kauffman
Mercer - LeMarkus Bailey
Montana - Reggie Tilleman
New Hampshire - Kyle Reisert
North Dakota State - Easton Stick
Northern Arizona - Jake Casteel
Pennsylvania - Jack Soslow
Princeton - Jesper Horsted
Robert Morris - Adam Wollet
Sacred Heart - Andrew O'Neill
St. Francis (Pa.) - Michael Ames
San Diego - Anthony Lawrence
South Dakota - Isaac Armstead
South Dakota State - Taryn Christion
Villanova - Ryan Bell
Western Carolina - Zachary Weeks
Western Illinois - Sean McGuire
Yale - J. Hunter Roman
Youngstown State - Armand Dellovade

Division II
Ashland (Ohio) - Travis Downing
Bentley (Mass.) - Jack Hansbury
Black Hills St. (S.D.) - Austin Goddard
Central Missouri - Austin Miller
Colorado State-Pueblo - Brandon Payer
East Stroudsburg (Pa.) - Michael Fleming
Emporia State (Kan.) - Landon Nault
Grand Valley St. (Mich.) - Bart Williams
Harding (Ark.) - Sam Blankenship
Kutztown (Pa.) - Conor Sullivan
Malone (Ohio) - Matt Blasiole
Mars Hill (N.C.) - Jake Sell
Minnesota-Duluth - Jason Balts
Missouri S&T - Landon Compton
Newberry (S.C.) - Jawanza Adams
Northwest Missouri St. - Ben Althoff
Ohio Dominican - Cory Contini
Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) - Drew Harris
Pittsburg State (Kan.) - Darian Taylor
SE Oklahoma State - Joel Carlos
Southern Arkansas - Kile Pletcher
SW Minnesota State - Jon Dicke
Texas A&M-Comm. - Garrett Blubaugh
Wayne State (Mich.) - Drew Dowding
Wingate (N.C.) - Christopher Birozes

Division III
Allegheny (Pa.) - Tristan Rhoades
Amherst (Mass.) - Andrew Yamin
Baldwin Wallace (Ohio) - Rob Wolfington
Berry (Ga.) - Nick McGee
Bethel (Minn.) - Kyle Kilgore
Birmingham-So. (Ala.) - Matthew Byers
Bluffton (Ohio) - Ethan Williams
Bowdoin (Maine) - Cam Rondeau
Central (Iowa) - Patrick Gray
Centre (Ky.) - John Wilson
DePauw (Ind.) - Nate Orrison
Franklin & Marshall (Pa.) - Brendan Kilkenny
Frostburg State (Md.) - Joey Powell
Gallaudet (D.C.) - Brad Peterson
Hardin-Simmons (Texas) - Patrick Riley
Hobart (N.Y.) - Kiyon Brandford
Illinois College - JD Roesch
John Carroll (Ohio) - Drew Turner
Johns Hopkins (Md.) - Anthony Davidson
Juniata (Pa.) - Joel Reighard
Lake Forest (Ill.) - Jagan Cleary
Lycoming (Pa.) - Sam Romanofsky
Maine Maritime - John Bennett
Manchester (Ind.) - Zane Yon
Millsaps (Miss.) - Steele Liles
Moravian (Pa.) - Nick Zambelli
Mount Union (Ohio) - Danny Robinson
Ohio Wesleyan - Michael Smosny
Redlands (Calif.) - Christian Godina
Rhodes (Tenn.) - P.J. Settles
St. John's (Minn.) - Will Gillach
Springfield (Mass.) - Nick Giorgio
Stevenson (Md.) - Ashton Leschke
Washington & Jeff. (Pa.) - Andrew Reo
Washington (Mo.) - Hank Michalski
Wesleyan (Conn.) - Joseph Wilson
Wheaton (Ill.) - Eric Stevenson
Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Turner Geisthardt
Wisconsin-Stout - Caleb Adams
Wisconsin-Whitewater - Nate Trewyn
Wooster (Ohio) - Russell Boston

NAIA
Benedictine (Kan.) - Blake Fanning
Cumberland (Tenn.) - Jeremy Williams
Dakota State (S.D.) - Michael Cleveland
Edward Waters (Fla.) - Justin Slaughter
Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) - Trent Mueller
Montana Western - Connor McKillop
Northwestern (Iowa) - Bryce Van Beek
Peru State (Neb.) - Dan Boshart
Presentation (S.D.) - Austin Eggl
St. Francis (Ind.) - Piercen Harnish


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