Two Finalists for 2020 NFF Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda to Appear in Bowl Games

Sam Ehlinger and Brady White will suit up for their teams one more time this season.
Credit Source: National Football Foundation
IRVING, Texas (Dec. 22, 2020) – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Football Hall of Fame salutes the two finalists for the 2020 William V. Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda who will conclude their seasons in an FBS bowl game.
The two players are among 12 finalists who will each receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 2020 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class Presented by Fidelity Investments. One member of the class will be declared the winner of the 31st William V. Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda and have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000.
The two finalists playing in an FBS bowl game this season include:
  • Sam Ehlinger, Texas QB – Valero Alamo Bowl
  • Brady White, Memphis QB – Montgomery Bowl
The NCAA waived bowl eligibility requirements for the 2020-21 bowl season as well as the minimum number of contests for all football teams.
The NFF also salutes all of the Campbell Trophy® Finalists who played this fall despite the pandemic, and who have completed their seasons: Jack Gibbens (Abilene Christian), Tyriq Harris (Charlotte), Kekaula Kaniho (Boise State), Brandon Kennedy (Tennessee), Cameron Kinley (Navy) and Elijah Molden (Washington).
Here is the bowl schedule for the two 2020 Campbell Trophy® finalists:
Wed., Dec. 23, 2020
Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic
Montgomery Bowl – Montgomery, Alabama
7 p.m. ET, ESPN
This season, quarterback Brady White has led Memphis to a 7-3 record while currently ranking second in the American and sixth nationally with 3,096 passing yards. The game captain is also second in the conference and fifth nationally with 28 passing touchdowns. White is Memphis’ all-time leading passer with 10,406 career yards, and he also holds the program records for career passing touchdowns (87) and wins as a starting quarterback (27). He guided Memphis to a 12-2 season and a No. 17 final ranking in 2019, which saw the program’s first outright American Athletic Conference title and its first New Year’s Six Bowl berth in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. A grad transfer, White graduated cum laude with a degree in business from Arizona State in 3.5 years. After completing his master’s in sports administration at Memphis in just over a year, he is currently pursuing a doctorate in humanities
Tues., Dec. 29, 2020
No. 20 Texas vs. Colorado
Valero Alamo Bowl – San Antonio, Texas
9 p.m. ET, ESPN
This season, quarterback Sam Ehlinger earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors after guiding the No. 20 Longhorns to a 6-3 record and leading the conference with 25 passing touchdowns in the regular season. He also ranks third nationally with 202 points responsible for and fourth in the Big 12 with 2,406 passing yards. Ehlinger ranks second in nearly every Texas career quarterback category. He previously earned back-to-back Offensive MVP honors following wins over No. 11 Utah in the 2019 Alamo Bowl and No. 6 Georgia in the 2019 Sugar Bowl. The two-year team captain is a three-time First Team Academic All-Big 12 selection and a student in Texas’ prestigious McCombs School of Business.
About The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Future For Football, The William V. Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class Presented by Fidelity Investments and a series of initiatives to honor the legends of the past and inspire the leaders of the future. NFF corporate partners include Delta Air Lines, Fidelity Investments, Goodyear, Jostens, Mazda, the New York Athletic Club, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Sports Business Journal. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork and learn more at
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