Wildcat Football’s Dugger Named Semifinalist for National Award
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.
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.