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Wildcat Football’s Dugger Named Semifinalist for National Award

by | Oct 1, 2020 | News, Sports

Wesley Dugger has earned another big honor.


IRVING, Texas – Davidson running back Wesley Dugger was named a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation (NFF) William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Mazda, announced Thursday.  

Wesley Dugger scored the Wildcats’ first touchdown against San Diego during last year’s season.

The NFF recognized a record number of semifinalists, 199, for the 2020 trophy, which is in its 31st year. Dugger, a sociology major, was nominated for this distinction for his combined academic success, performance on the field and exemplary leadership.

The Henrico, Va., native makes it four consecutive years a Wildcat has made it to the Campbell Trophy semifinalist level – Ethan Steinbacher (2019), Nathan Campbell (2018) and Taylor Mitchell (2017). He is among six Pioneer Football League players to make the grade in 2020.

Dugger, a three-time PFL All-Conference first team selection, enters his final season as the Wildcats all-time leading rusher. He was named to his first PFL All-Academic team in 2019, helping him cement a semifinal spot for the Campbell Trophy. 

The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists in November. One player per institution was eligible for nomination and must be a senior or playing in their final year of eligibility and have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 40. Scale. The class will be selected by the NFF Awards Committee, College Football Hall of Famer’s and athletic administrators.  

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