Hardee An NFF Semifinalist
Sept. 24, 2015

  • 2015 William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalists

    BOISE, Idaho – Boise State tight end Jake Hardee was named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, the National Football Foundation announced Thursday.

    Hardee is one of four semifinalists from the Mountain West, being joined by Jordan Dobrich (Nevada), Rafe Kiely (Wyoming) and Justin Northern (Fresno State).

    Of the 185 semifinalists, which span all levels of college football, 56 come from the FBS level. Candidates for the awards must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA 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 class is selected each year by the NFF Awards Committee, which is comprised of a nationally recognized group of media, College Football Hall of Famers and athletics administrators.

    The NFF will announce the 18 finalists on Oct. 29, with each finalist earning an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class. The winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy will have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000.

    Hardee, a redshirt senior for the Broncos, is a criminal justice major and owns a cumulative grade-point average of 3.60. In addition to his standout run-blocking from the tight end position as well as pass-catching contributions, he is a three-time Academic All-Mountain West selection (2013-15) and a two-time recipient of the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award (2014-15).

    Hardee, a key component to the Broncos’ running game as a blocking tight end, caught his first pass of the season in last Friday’s 52-0 win over Idaho State.

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