Etling Named Semifinalist for Campbell Trophy
Assistant Communications Director
BATON ROUGE – LSU senior quarterback Danny Etling has been recognized by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame as a semifinalist for the Walter V. Campbell Trophy, which honors the best scholar-athlete in the nation.
Etling, a 2017 LSU graduate, is the Vice-Chair of the Southeastern Conference Football Leadership Council representative and the Tigers’ nominee for the 2017 NABC Good Works Team. The Terre Haute, Indiana, native totaled a 3.741 GPA in mass communication and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll member.
A leader in the community, Etling achieved Eagle Scout status as part of his commitment to the Boy Scouts of America. On the field, Etling owns an 11-4 record as LSU’s starting quarterback. Among his accomplishments, Etling paired with running back Derrius Guice in 2016 to become the first duo in school history to have a 300-yard passing game and 200-yard rushing game.
Etling is one of 181 semifinalists for the award. To be nominated, candidates must be a senior or graduate student, in their final year of playing eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2, have outstanding football ability and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.
The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Nov. 1, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class. The finalists will travel to New York City for the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 5, where their accomplishments will be highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports.