Tom Herman: Texas player named National Scholar — first Longhorn in 11 years since Sam Acho

12 Nov By

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas football head coach Tom Herman announced Thursday that one of his players has been named a 2020 National Football Foundation National Scholar. That same player is a finalist for the most prestigious and desirable academic awards in college football, The William V. Campbell Trophy.

The player is quarterback Sam Ehlinger. This is the first time a Longhorn has earned this honor since Sam Acho was named a NFF National Scholar 11 years ago and also won the William V. Campbell Trophy.

Here is Coach Herman making the announcement to the team

Past Texas Longhorns Winners

NFF/College Football Hall of Fame Postgraduate Scholarship Winners – Texas
1959 – Maurice Doke, OG
1962 – Pat Culpepper, LB
1968 – Michael Perrin, LB
1970 – Bill Zapalac, LB
1973 – Pat Kelly, SE
1977 – Morgan Copeland, LB
1988 – Lee Brockman, LB
1996 – Pat Fitzgerald, TE
2007 – Dallas Griffin, C*
2009 – Colt McCoy, QB
2010 – Sam Acho, DE*
2020 – Sam Ehlinger, QB
*indicates winner of Campbell Trophy

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