Redshirt senior linebacker Andrzej Hughes-Murray was named one of the 199 semi-finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy on Thursday, an award given annually which “recognizes an individual as the absolute best college football scholar-athlete for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership”.
A 6’ 2”, 260-pound talent from Federal Way, Washington, Hughes-Murray was also named as a Campbell Trophy semi-finalist last season, despite missing the season due to injury, in addition to being named to the Wuerrfel Trophy Award watch-list and being named a team captain.
Hughes-Murray was also a member of the Pac-12 Fall Academic Honor Roll.
The Campbell Trophy has been awarded for the past 30 years by the National Football Foundation, an accolade designed to honor student-athletes that are either “seniors or graduate students in their final year of playing eligibility and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2”.
In November, the semi-finalists for the Campbell Trophy will be narrowed to 12-14 finalists, each of whom will “receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 2020 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class”.
Hughes-Murray is next expected to take the field for the Beavers in November, as a pivotal part of a strong linebacking core which will feature the likes of Hamilcar Rashed Jr., Avery Roberts, Omar Speights and more.