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Wenzig Named National Award Candidate for two awards


Wenzing Bobby MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Alabama State University senior punter Bobby Wenzig, San Diego, Calif., has been named a candidate for the Fred Mitchell Award and the National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award.
Wenzig is now a candidate for the Fred Mitchell Award which will be announced in December.  It is provided to the nation’s top collegiate place kicker among more than 750 FCS, Division II, III, NAIA and NJCAA football teams. The award is named for Fred Mitchell, the record-setting place kicker, Wittenberg University Athletic Hall of Fame member, author, philanthropist and Chicago Tribune sports columnist.
Wenzig is one of 170 candidates for the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award and one of only 46 candidates from Football Championship Series (FCS) member institutions.
Candidates for the award must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a grade point average of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, has outstanding football ability or significant contributor, and has demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.
The class is selected each year by the NFF Awards Committee, which is comprised of a nationally recognized group of media, College Football Hall of Famers and athletic administrators.
Sixteen recipients will be selected by the NFF Awards Committee and the results will be announced on Oct. 31. Each recipient will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship and will vie for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy.