Two former Blue Valley Northwest football players have been selected as semifinalists for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy.
Jake Swalley and Garrett Fugate are two of the 156 semifinalists for the award, which is given to the “absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.”
Swalley, a defensive lineman, began his career at Highland Community College, then transferred to Arkansas State. This season, he has 10 tackles (two for loss) and a quarterback hurry in Arkansas State’s five games.
Fugate has completed 114 of 189 passes for 1,523 and 10 touchdowns in five games for Central Missouri this year. He’s also rushed 56 times for 170 yards and a touchdown.
Both players are 2012 graduates of Blue Valley Northwest.
Person’s starring with Belmont volleyball
St. James product Arianna Person is climbing the statistical charts as a junior volleyball player at Belmont.
Person is on pace to become just the program’s second player with 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career. She’s also ranked in five NCAA statistical categories through Oct. 4: 15th in aces per set, 50th in points per set, 55th in total service aces, 77th in kills per set and 109th in attacks per set.
Belmont leads the country in aces per set.