Earlier this month, former San Lorenzo Valley High standout Andy LeVitre – now a senior lineman at Oregon State – was named one of The National Football Foundation’s 164 semifinalists for the 2008 Draddy Trophy, which is also known as the Academic Heisman.
Each school is allowed one nominee. Semifinalists must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a grade-point average 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 award comes with a 25-pound bronze trophy and a $25,000 post-graduate scholarship.
The NFF Awards Committee will select and announce up to 15 finalists on Oct. 29. Each finalist will be recognized as part of the 2008 National Scholar-Athlete Class, receiving an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship. The Draddy winner will be announced at the NFF’s Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 9 at the prestigious Waldorf-Astoria in New York. A total distribution of more than $300,000 in scholarships will be awarded that evening.
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