Murray, Carr among finalists for academic HeismanFILE - In this Dec. 26, 1989, file photo, Michigan State's Charles Bullough (41) chases a play during the Aloha Bowl NCAA college football game against Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii. With a family history at Michigan State that stretches back decades, linebacker Max Bullough can provide a unique perspective on this week's showdown with rival Michigan. Max's grandfather, father and two uncles, including Charles, played for the Spartans. (AP Photo/Barry Sweet, File)
DALLAS (AP) -- Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr and Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough are among 16 finalists for the William Campbell Trophy, which honors college football's top scholar-athlete.
The finalists receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship.
The other finalists are:
Trevor Adams of Northwest Missouri State; John Arena of John Hopkins; Gabe Ikard of Oklahoma; Spencer Long of Nebraska; Niccolo Mastromatteo of Coastal Carolina; Jeff Matthews of Cornell; James Morris of Iowa; Perry Simmons of Duke; Eric Soza of Texas-San Antonio; John Urschel of Penn State; Dustin Vaughan of West Texas A&M; Tony Washington of Appalachian State; and Eric Westerberg of Augustana, Ill.
The Campbell Trophy will be awarded Dec. 10 by the National Football Foundation. The winner receives an additional $7,000 scholarship.