Indiana Hoosiers senior defensive tackle Adam Replogle has been named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, as announced by the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame on Friday.
Replogle, the team’s defensive captain, had a solid year last season when he earned All-District V honors for the second straight year, being a finalist for the ARA Sportsmanship Award and Academic All Big-Ten honors for the second straight year back in 2011.
Replogle has 131 tackles and 11.5 sacks for his career so far, which leads all current players on the team.
“This year’s candidates truly embody the National Football Foundation’s mission of building leaders through football,” said NFF Chairman and former NFL quarterback Archie Manning, father of the NFL quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Eli Manning. “They are standouts in the classroom and on the field and have become leaders in their respective communities. Each school should take great pride in being represented by such well-rounded young men who will undoubtedly go on to do great things in life.”
Replogle has also been named a nominee for the 2012 AFCA Good Works team along with the Senior CLASS award, according to IUHoosiers.com. To be eligible for the Campbell Trophy, a player must have at least a GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, being an important key member of their football team and have shown leadership and strong citizenship.
“The NFF would like to personally congratulate each of the nominees for maintaining such high standards throughout their collegiate careers,” said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. “We are extremely proud to showcase their achievements, and there is no question that the NFF Awards Committee will have an incredibly difficult task in selecting the final group of honorees from among this esteemed group.”
Congrats to Replogle on being nominated, he is well-deserved of it!