With the honor, comes an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship and a trip to the NFF's banquet in New York City on Dec. 9. Varga will also be in contention for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the nation's top football scholar-athlete.
Varga has a 3.56 GPA and an ecology and evolutionary biology major. He and 16 others were chosen from a pool of 169 semifinalist candidates.
On the field, Varga has 849 yards and 16 TDs (14 rush, two receiving).
1967 Rick McCarthy, Offensive Guard
1970 Tom Neville, Defensive Tackle
1972 Dick Jauron, Running Back
1976 Stone Phillips, Quarterback
1978 Bill Crowley, Linebacker
1980 Kevin Czinger, Middle Guard
1981 Rich Diana, Running Back
2001 Peter Lee, Quarterback
2006 Ed McCarthy, Offensive Tackle
2008 Casey Gerald, Defensive Back
2011 Patrick Witt, Quarterback
2014 Tyler Varga, Tailback