Ficken Honored as Campbell Semifinalist

Penn State placekicker Sam Ficken named semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy, an honor won by former Nittany Lion John Urschel last season.

Penn State senior Sam Ficken has been honored as a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s Scholar-Athlete Fellowship and the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy. The award is given to the nation’s premier college football student-athlete. Nittany Lion lineman John Urschel won the honor in 2013.

Ficken, a 2014 team captain, could become Penn State’s 18th NFF Scholar-Athlete recipient. He is currently eight for nine on field goal attempts and 12 for 12 on extra points.

The Scholar-Athletes will be announced in late October and honored at the National Football Foundation’s 57th Annual black tie awards dinner on December 9 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

This even will also feature Penn State two-time All-America linebacker Shane Conlan's induction into the NFF College Football Hall of Fame.


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