DALLAS - Senior defensive end Chris Prom, carrying a 3.59 GPA, two points above the average of all 147 semifinalists, in secondary education, was named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell trophy by the National Football Foundation.
Prom is the fourth Bronco in the past five seasons to advance to the semifinalist round of the William V. Campbell, formerly known as the Draddy Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
"This year's candidates truly embody the National Football Foundation's mission of building leaders through football," said NFF Chairman Archie Manning whose sons Peyton (1997 Campbell Trophy winner) and Eli were named NFF National Scholar-Athletes in 1997 and 2003, respectively. "They are standouts in the classroom and on the field and have become leaders in their respective communities. Each school should take great pride in being represented by such well-rounded young men who will undoubtedly go on to do great things in life."
2012 NFF NATIONAL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE CANDIDATE NOTES