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WVU Center Zach Frazier Nominated for Award Among Best Scholar Players



WVU Football OLs Zach Frazier and Doug Nester

WVU center Zach Frazier has been named one of the semifinalists for an award that recognizes the best scholar football player in the nation.

Just days after talking about being only focused on helping the Mountaineers win, Frazier finds himself once again earning praise for his individual performance, and this time it’s for both his on and off the field success. Frazier is one of 201 players still in the running for the 2023 William V. Campbell Trophy.

“Celebrating its 34th year, the Campbell Trophy recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership,” says the National Football Foundation about the Campbell Trophy.

NFF Chairman and football legend Archie Manning also expressed his thoughts about the award, which was won by both of his sons and fellow legends Peyton and Eli.

“These 201 impressive candidates truly represent the scholar-athlete ideal,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. “During the past seven decades, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards have recognized 906 college football players who excelled as the best our great sport has to offer. This year’s semifinalists build on the tradition, further illustrating the power of football to develop the next generation of influential leaders.”

In addition to his status as a future NFL Draft pick, Frazier has been named an Academic All-Big 12 All-American twice already.

The last time a WVU player was a finalist for the Campbell Trophy was safety Sean Mahone, who was a finalist in 2021.

For a related story, read about what’s been fueling Zach Frazier this season.

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