UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn States John Urschel has picked up yet another major academic honor.
The fifth-year senior offensive lineman has been selected one of 16 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athletes from across all NCAA and NAIA divisions.
The All-Big Ten guard and Academic All-American will receive an $18,000 scholarship for post-graduate studies, and is the 17th Nittany Lion named a College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete. Urschel also will be a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, presented to the nation's top college football scholar-athlete, which includes $25,000 for post-graduate work.
Only Nebraska (22) and Ohio State (20) have more College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athletes than Penn State, which is tied with Notre Dame for third on the list.
Urschel will be given his award Dec. 10 in New York.