October 1, 2010

Kyle Newhall-Caballero Named Semifinalist for the National Football Foundation William V. Campbell Trophy

DALLAS, TX - Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the 121 semifinalists for the 2010 William V. Campbell Trophy (formerly known as the Draddy Trophy), endowed by HealthSouth, and the candidates for the 2010 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards. Brown's first team All-Ivy senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero (Gilbert, AZ) is among the semifinalists who were honored.

 

The NFF Awards Committee will select up to 15 finalists and announce the results via national press release on Thursday, Oct. 28. Each finalist will be recognized as part of the 2010 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, receiving an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship. The Campbell Trophy winner, who will have his scholarship increased to $25,000 and receive a 25-pound bronze trophy, will be announced live at the NFF's Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 7 at the prestigious Waldorf  Astoria in New York City. A total distribution of $277,000 in scholarships will be awarded that evening, bringing the NFF's all-time scholarship distribution to $9.5 million.

 

Newhall-Caballero has posted a 3.53 GPA as a COE-Business Economics concentrator at Brown. A record-setting quarterback and the Ivy League's number one passer in 2009, Newhall-Caballero directed the Ivy League's top passing offense and etched his name into the Brown and Ivy record book after completing 259 of 413 passes for 2,709 yards and 18 touchdowns. Newhall-Caballero ranked second in the nation in completions (25.9 per game), 10th in total offense (281.4 yards per game), and 12th nationally in passing yards (270.9 yards per game). His 259 completions rank seventh for a single season in the Ivy football history. Newhall-Caballero, who is also an Academic All-American, also set an Ivy League record with 46 completions against Holy Cross.

 

Nominated by their schools, which are limited to one nominee each, semifinalists must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship. The trophy was renamed last fall in honor of Bill Campbell, the chairman of Intuit, former player and head coach at Columbia University and the 2004 recipient of the NFF's Gold Medal.

 

"This year's Campbell Trophy semifinalists embody the National Football Foundation's mission of building leaders through football," said NFF Chairman Archie Manning whose sons Peyton (1997 Campbell Trophy winner) and Eli were named NFF National Scholar-Athletes in 1997 and 2003, respectively. "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."

 
 

"The NFF would like to personally congratulate each Campbell Trophy semifinalist 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 finalists from among this esteemed group."

 

The NFF Awards Committee will select up to 15 finalists and announce the results via national press release on Thursday, Oct. 28. Each finalist will be recognized as part of the 2010 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, receiving an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship. The Campbell Trophy winner, who will have his scholarship increased to $25,000 and receive a 25-pound bronze trophy, will be announced live at the NFF's Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 7 at the prestigious Waldorf  Astoria in New York City. A total distribution of $277,000 in scholarships will be awarded that evening, bringing the NFF's all-time scholarship distribution to $9.5 million.

 

Launched in 1959, the NFF scholar-athlete program became the first initiative in history to award post-graduate scholarships based on both a player's academic and athletic accomplishments. The William V. Campbell Trophy, first awarded in 1990, adds to the program's mystique, having previously honored two Rhodes Scholars, a Rhodes Scholar finalist, two Heisman Trophy winners and five first-round NFL draft picks. The University of Florida's Tim Tebow was named the 2009 Campbell Trophy recipient and last year's finalists combined for a 3.77 average GPA. Brown's PAul Jasinowski '10 was a finalist for the award. The class boasted 14 academic all-conference student-athletes, including seven academic All-America picks; 14 all-conference players, including six All-America picks; 16 team captains; one Heisman Trophy winner; and eight members of conference championship teams.

 

The past recipients of the Campbell Trophy include: Air Force's Chris Howard (1990); Florida's Brad Culpepper (1991); Colorado's Jim Hansen (1992); Virginia's Thomas Burns (1993); Nebraska's Rob Zatechka (1994); Ohio State's Bobby Hoying (1995); Florida's Danny Wuerffel (1996); Tennessee's Peyton Manning (1997); Georgia's Matt Stinchcomb (1998); Marshall's Chad Pennington (1999); Nebraska's Kyle Vanden Bosch (2000); Miami's (Fla.) Joaquin Gonzalez (2001); Washington University in St. Louis' Brandon Roberts (2002); Ohio State's Craig Krenzel (2003); Tennessee's Michael Munoz (2004); LSU's Rudy Niswanger (2005); Rutgers' Brian Leonard (2006); Texas' Dallas Griffin (2007); Cal's Alex Mack (2008); and Florida's Tim Tebow (2009).

 

2010 William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist Notes

 
 

3.58 Average GPA

46 Semifinalists with a 3.7 GPA or better

69 All-Conference Picks

76 Team Captains

16 Academic All-America Selections

20 All-America Selections

26 Players (among all divisions) represented in this week's national top 25 polls

2 Players formerly named NFF National High School Scholar-Athletes

47 Nominees from the Football Bowl Subdivision

28 Nominees from the Football Championship Subdivision

12 Nominees from the Division II

27 Nominees from the Division III

7 Nominees from the NAIA

56 Offensive Players

48 Defensive Players

17 Special Teams Players

 

The NFF'S 2010 Campbell Trophy Semifinalists

 
 

Football Bowl Subdivision

Air Force - Kevin Fogler

Alabama - Greg McElroy

Army - Carson Homme

Ball State - Ian McGarvey

Baylor - Derek Epperson

Boston College - Anthony Castonzo

BYU - Mitch Payne

California - Mike Mohamed

Colorado - Nate Solder

Colorado State - Eric Peitz

Florida State - Christian Ponder

Georgia - Kris Durham

Illinois - Anthony Santella

Indiana - Ben Chappell

Iowa - Julian Vandervelde

Kansas State - Corey Adams

Louisiana at Lafayette - Grant Fleming

Marshall - Lee Smith

Maryland - Travis Baltz

Middle Tennessee State - Phillip Tanner

Minnesota - Adam Weber

Mississippi State - Derek Sherrod

Navy - Joe Buckley

Nebraska - Adi Kunalic

Northern Illinois - Mike Krause

Northwestern - Stefan Demos

Notre Dame - Chris Stewart

Ohio State - Bryant Browning

Oregon - Jordan Holmes

Penn State - Stefen Wisniewski

Purdue - Kyle Adams

Rutgers - Teddy Dellaganna

SMU - Pete Fleps

South Carolina - Garrett Chisolm

Stanford - Owen Marecic

Syracuse - Derrell Smith

TCU - Curtis Clay

Tennessee - Daniel Lincoln

Texas - Sam Acho

Texas A&M - Michael Hodges

UCLA - Daniel Rees

Utah - Zane Taylor

Vanderbilt - John Stokes

Washington State - Chima Nwachukwu

Western Michigan - Phil Swanson

Wisconsin - Scott Tolzien

Wyoming - Chris Prosinski

 
 

Football Championship Subdivision

Albany - Chris Blais

Austin Peay State - Bradley Williams

Brown - Kyle Newhall-Caballero

Bucknell - Travis Nissley

Colgate - Greg Sullivan

Columbia - Alex Gross

Dartmouth - Tanner Scott

Dayton - Brandon Wingeier

Delaware - Pat Devlin

Drake - Dan Clinton

Eastern Kentucky - Logan O'Connor

Holy Cross - Bill Edger

Marist - Terrence Turner

Montana - Andrew Selle

Montana State - Jordan Craney

Nicholls State - Patrick Dolan

Norfolk State - Anthony Taylor

North Dakota - Ty Boyle

North Dakota State - Drew Hushka

Northern Arizona - Michael Herrick

Northern Colorado - Timothy McGraw

Sacramento State - Peter Buck

Saint Francis - Scott Lewis

South Dakota State - Conrad Kjerstad

Southern Utah - Tysson Poots

Towson - Yaky Ibia

Yale - Jesse Reising

Youngstown State - Stephen Blose

 
 

Division II

Ashland (Ohio) - Joe Horn

Bentley (Mass.) - Jared Kawadler

Clarion (Pa.) - Nick Sipes

Concordia (Minn.) - Hayden Vavra

East Stroudsburg (Pa.) - Matt Freed

Eastern New Mexico - Nathan Uland

Hillsdale (Mich.) - Phil Doerfler

Minnesota-Duluth - Isaac Odim

Newberry (S.C.) - Matt Holmes

Slippery Rock (Pa.) - C.J. Bahr

St. Cloud State (Minn.) - Joe Winandy

Wayne State (Mich.) - Matthew Faulkner

 
 

Division III

Augustana (Ill.) - Robert Wood

Bethel (Minn.) - Andrew Johnson

Bluffton (Ohio) - Aaron Wladischkin

Case Western Reserve (Ohio) - Zach Homyk

Centre (Ky.) - Kevin Harman

Christopher Newport (Va.) - Kenneth Hall

Cornell (Iowa) - Kyle Tierney

Dubuque (Iowa) - Michael Zweifel

Hampden-Sydney (Va.) - Will Riggenbach

Ithaca (N.Y.) - David Ahonen

Mount Union (Ohio) - Sam Kershaw

Occidental (Calif.) - Alex Wertheimer

Rhodes (Tenn.) - Andrew Meier

Rowan (N.J.) - Matt Hoffman

Saint John's (Minn.) - Jeff Gilbertson

Saint Thomas (Minn.) - Ben Wartman

Trine (Ind.) - Tyler Terry

Trinity (Conn.) - Michael Galligan

Union (N.Y.) - Andrew Trochanowski

Ursinus (Pa.) - Joseph Galie

Wartburg (Iowa) - Andrew Creary

Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) - Nathan Harmotto

Washington in St. Louis (Mo.) - Brandon Brown

Wisconsin-Eau Claire - Ben Shea

Wisconsin-Stevens Point - Jake Swank

Wisconsin-Whitewater - Aaron Rusch

Wittenberg (Ohio) - Jeremy Block

 
 

NAIA

Bethel (Tenn.) - John Graham

Carroll (Mont.) - Mike Waldenberg

Cumberland (Tenn.) - Todd Holman

Dakota State (S.D.) - Josh Windsor

Morningside (Iowa) - Marshall Tuttle

Ottawa (Kan.) - Fielding Brenner

Cumberlands (Ky.) - Madison McCalmon