Hampden-Sydney’s Howerton up for award
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.