Memphis QB Brady White wins William V. Campbell Trophy, signifying college football’s top scholar-athlete

University of Memphis quarterback Brady White has been named the recipient of the award often referred to as the academic Heisman. The National Football Foundation and presenting sponsor Mazda on Wednesday announced White as the 31st recipient of the William V. Campbell Trophy.

White led the Tigers to 28 victories during his career, including the American Athletic Conference title and Cotton Bowl appearance in 2019. This season, he led Memphis to an 8-3 record and became the school’s all-time leader in passing yards (10,690) and touchdown passes (90), all while pursuing a doctoral degree.

White’s academic and athletic career began at Arizona State, where he earned a business degree in just three-and-a-half years. As a grad transfer at Memphis, he earned his masters in sports administration in just over a year and is currently working toward a doctoral degree in liberal studies.

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