By Colin Dunlap | 2:38 p.m. Thursday
West Virginia University senior linebacker Reed Williams has been named to the 2009 National Scholar-Athlete class and will vie as a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, as announced today by The
National Football Foundation (NFF) & Collage Hall of Fame.
Williams, a Moorefield, W.Va., native, becomes the sixth Mountaineer to earn the honor and joins a list that includes Oliver Luck (1981), Jeff Hostetler (1983), Eric de Groh (1998), Jeff Berk (2004) and Jay Henry (2006).
Williams maintains a 3.86 grade-point average (GPA) while pursing a second degree in marketing after already earning a finance degree.
Selected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron, from a nationwide pool of 154 semifinalists among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA, Williams joins the 15 other members of the 2009 class, which are: Jon Asamoah (Illinois), Matt Bauman (Brigham Young University), Eric Decker (Minnesota), Moses Harris (Fresno State), Tim Hiller (Western Michigan), Paul Jasinowski (Brown), Beau Kildow [Morningside College (Iowa)], Josh Mahoney (Northern Iowa), Colt McCoy (Texas), Jarrell NeSmith [Tusculum College (Tenn.)], Joe Pawelek (Baylor), Todd Reesing (Kansas), ZaVious Robbins [Hardin-Simmons University (Texas)], Tim Tebow (Florida) and Blaine Westemeyer [Augustana College (Ill.)].