Tuesday night Kirk Cousins will turn in his Michigan State jersey for a tux as he’ll be in New York at the Waldorf-Astoria for the National Football Foundation Annual Awards ceremonies. Spartan fans can watch and see if Cousins wins the distinguished Campbell Trophy.
Cousins is one of 16 semifinalist up for one of the more unknown post season awards that helps top student-athletes continue their education following their football career.
Here is this year’s semifinalist.
Drew Butler(Georgia), Kirk Cousins (Michigan State), Micah Davis (Delta State, Miss.), John Dowd(Navy), Yaser Elqutub (Northwestern State), Chris Ganious (South Dakota), Clay Garcia(Colorado School of Mines), Chandler Harnish (Northern Illinois), Tysyn Hartman (Kansas State), Chaz Hine (South Florida), Joe Holland (Purdue), Jared Karstetter (Washington State), Andrew Rodriguez (Army), Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M), Patrick Witt (Yale),Michael Zweifel (Dubuque, Iowa).
Spartan fans can watch the event live online at ESPN3.com or on www.footballfoundation.org starting at 8:00 p.m. EST. The William V. Campbell Trophy winner will be announced live between 8:30 and 9 p.m. EST.
Also being honored is the 2011 College Football Hall of Fame class that includes former Spartan Gene Washington.
Here is this year’s Hall of Fame Class.
Carlos Alvarez (Florida), Doug English (Texas),Bill Enyart (Oregon State), Eddie George (Ohio State), Marty Lyons (Alabama), Russell Maryland (Miami), Deion Sanders (Florida State), Jake Scott (Georgia), Will Shields(Nebraska), the late Sandy Stephens (Minnesota), Darryl Talley (West Virginia), Clendon Thomas (Oklahoma), Rob Waldrop (Arizona), Gene Washington (Michigan State) and coaches Lloyd Carr (Michigan) and Fisher DeBerry (Air Force).
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