The National Football Foundation announced that Illinois' Jon Asamoah and Minnesota's Eric Decker have been named to the 2009 National Scholar-Athlete Class, making them two of 16 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, given to the nation's top scholar-athlete. Asamoah and Decker will each receive an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship and be honored at an awards dinner on December 8 in New York City. Candidates for the Campbell Trophy must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a grade point average 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. Two Big Ten student-athletes have won the Campbell (formerly Draddy) trophy in the Ohio State duo of Craig Krenzel (2003) and Bobby Hoying (1995).
FB: Illinois' Asamoah and Minnesota's Decker Named to National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Class
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