Richmond Times-Dispatch

Hampden-Sydney’s Howerton up for award

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Hampden-Sydney offensive lineman Tyler Howerton was among 12 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, given to college football’s top scholar-athlete.

The finalists announced Thursday by the National Football Foundation come from all levels of college football and must have at least a 3.2 grade-point average and be a senior or graduate student.

The other finalists are Texas quarterbac­k Sam Ehlinger; Memphis quarterbac­k Brady White; Washington cornerback Elijah Molden; Tennessee offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy; Navy cornerback Cameron Kinley; Boise State defensive back Kekaula Kaniho; Charlotte defensive end Tyriq Harris; Grand Valley State linebacker Tyler Bradfield; Abilene Christian linebacker Jack Gibbens; Alabama State running back Ezra Gray; and Illinois State offensive lineman Drew Himmelman.

John Schlarman, the Kentucky offensive line coach who was an All-Southeaste­rn Conference player for the Wildcats, has died after a two-year fight with cancer. He was 45. The school announced Schlarman’s death from cholangioc­arcinoma, or bile duct cancer, in a news release Thursday after being notified by his wife.

Mississipp­i State safety Marcus Murphy said on social media he is opting out of the rest of the season. Murphy had 34 tackles with 22 assists, a tackle for loss and pass breakup in six games this season.

Oregon State said one player has tested positive for COVID-19 and three others have been isolated.

The Beavers continued to prepare for Saturday night’s game at Washington, athletic director Scott Barnes said. The four players impacted will not be available.

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