Thursday, December 07, 2006

Brian Leonard Claims the Draddy Trophy

Brian Leonard, the standout fullback from Rutgers, became the 17th recipient of the Draddy Trophy, presented by HealthSouth, at The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s 49th Annual Awards Dinner in New York City tonight.

Known in many circles as the "Academic" Heisman, the Draddy Trophy continues to be one of college football's most sought after and competitive awards, recognizing an individual as the absolute best in the country for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership. The award comes with a stunning 24-inch, 25-pound bronze trophy and a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship. A total of $320,000 was awarded to Leonard and the other 16Draddy Trophy Finalists, who each claimed $18,000 scholarships.

Click here to read the rest of the release from the National Football Foundation.

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