The Draddy Trophy,
presented by The
Nominated by their schools, which are limited to one nominee each, 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, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.
J.B. Phillips entered
his final season at
In the community, Phillips was one of 10 Huskers named to the 2007 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team, which honors a commitment to volunteer work. He has volunteered his time to a number of worthwhile events, including American Education Week, School is Cool Week and the Dads of Kids with Disabilities program.
Established to honor
former NFF Chairman Vincent dePaul Draddy, a
The NFF Awards
Committee will select and announce up to 15 finalists on Oct. 25. Each finalist
will be recognized as part of the 2007 National Scholar- Athlete Class,
receiving an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship. The Draddy winner, who will
receive a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship, will be announced at the NFF's
Annual Awards Dinner on December 4 at the prestigious Waldorf-Astoria in