Mizzou offensive lineman Kurtis Gregory has been named one of 54 candidates for the 2009 William V. Campbell Trophy. The award is considered the top scholar-athlete award available to college football student-athletes, and has earned the nickname of "the Academic Heisman".
Semifinalists must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship. The award comes with a 25-pound bronze trophy and a $25,000 post- graduate scholarship.
The Awards Committee will select and announce up to 15 finalists on Oct. 29. The winner will be announced at the NFF’s Annual Awards Dinner on December 8 at the prestigious Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
Gregory is a graduate student and team co-captain of the 23 rd -ranked Tigers, who are 4-0 on the season, and await their next game, set for Thursday night against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Zou. Kick off is set for 8:00.