Ficken Honored as Campbell Semifinalist
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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