Bass named William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist

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  • Bass (16) needs to hit just one more career field goals of 40 yards or longer to give him 23- allowing him to set a new school record in the category. 

Kaitlin Sells

Georgia Southern redshirt-senior kicker Tyler Bass has been named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, announced Wednesday.

The honor is awarded to the “individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership.”

Bass was the single nomination from GS, and is one of 185 semifinalists for the award presented by Mazda. Other Sun Belt players to be named as semifinalists are Hutch White (Texas State), Terry Thomas (Georgia State), Cody Grace (Arkansas State) and Jordan Fehr (Appalachian State).

Candidates for this award must be a senior in their final year of playing eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship. The class is then selected each year by the NFF Awards Committee, which is comprised of a nationally recognized group of media, College Football Hall of Famers and athletics administrators.

Bass is also one of 20 special teams players selected as a semifinalist. 

The redshirt-senior has been 7-for-8 on field goals this season as well as being 4-for-4 on PATs. Bass is also now tied with David Cool for career field goals of 40 yards or longer after a 45-yard field goal at Minnesota. He needs just one more to give him 23 career field goals of 40 yards or longer to set a new school record in the category.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Managing Sports Editor,