Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Witt named finalist for Campbell Trophy

Yale senior quarterback Patrick Witt was one of 16 players named as finalists for the Campbell Trophy, often referred to as the academic Heisman Trophy.

Of the 16 players honored as part of the National Football Foundation's recognition of the nation's top scholar-athletes, Witt was the only Ivy League player to make the list.

Witt will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship and will be honored along with the other finalists at the 54th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 6 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. The winner of the Campbell Trophy will be announced at the dinner.

Witt is a history major with a 3.89 grade-point average. He has completed 58.5 percent of his passes for 1,377 yards with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He is Yale's all-time leader with 463 completions, needs three attempts to become the Yale leader in that category. Witt needs 440 passing yards and 11 TD passes to become Yale's career leader in those categories.

Former Yale fullback/h-back Shane Bannon whirlwind rookie season took another turn when he was placed on the practice squad's injury list by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Bannon was drafted by the Chiefs in the seventh round but was a late cut before being placed on practice squad. Bannon was cut from the practice squad last month only to be brought back a few days later.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where would you rank Witt among Ivy QB's? I don't think I'd put him higher than 5th at the moment.

10:44 PM 

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