Two from Big 12 named top scholar-athletes

The National Football Foundation has named its 16 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy. Each finalist is also named a recipient of the NFF Scholar-Athlete awards.

The Campbell Trophy, also known as the Academic Heisman, was won by Texas' DE Sam Acho last year.

This year, the Big 12 has two finalists:

This year's 16 finalists have an average GPA of 3.81, the highest in the history of the award.

Each finalist will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship an awards dinner in December in New York City.