Jordan Fuller is in rare company as one of 12 finalists for the this year's William V. Campbell Trophy.
Known informally as the "academic Heisman Trophy," the Campbell Trophy is given annually to the college football player with the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field success.
Fuller is now Ohio State’s 22nd NFF National Scholar-Athlete – behind just Nebraska (23) all-time – and is looking to become just the third Buckeye to win the Campbell Trophy, joining Bobby Hoying in 1995 and Craig Krenzel in 2003.
“The entire Ohio State football program is extremely proud of Jordan and for his family,” Ryan Day said in a release. “He is a young man who has distinguished himself athletically, academically and leadership-wise, and I congratulate him and the 11 other outstanding student-athletes who are finalists for this most prestigious award.”
Fuller is expected to graduate in December and currently holds a 3.60 grade point average in business marketing at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business. Since arriving in Columbus, he as been named first-team Academic All-American in 2018 (and a candidate again in 2019), second team Academic All-American in 2017, a Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar in 2018 and picked up two Academic All-Big Ten Conference honors and three OSU Scholar-Athlete awards.
As a finalist, Fuller will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 2019 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, which would be increased to $25,000 if he were named the winner. The winner will be announced at the 62nd NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 10.