Ohio State center nominated for prestigious award

Jacoby Boren (50) in his second year as a starter.
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The National Football Foundation announced Thursday 12 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, a group including Ohio State senior center Jacoby Boren. 

The winner of the trophy will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship and a trip to New York City for the NFF Awards Dinner on Dec. 8. 

Boren said via a university release he is “very proud” and “very humbled” to be among the finalists. 

“This is truly an honor to be considered among the top student-athletes in your class and to also be able to contribute to the rich tradition of Ohio State national scholar-athletes,” Boren said. 

Known as “the academic Heisman,” the Campbell Trophy (formerly the Draddy Award) has previously gone to Ohio State quarterbacks Bobby Hoying and Craig Krenzel. 

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