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Alabama State’s Mosley Named National Scholar-Athlete Award Candidate

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Edward MoselyBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The National Football Foundation announced its 2014 national scholar-athlete award candidates Thursday, and Alabama State University’s Edward Mosley (Atlanta, Ga./Douglass) was one of the 37 FCS student-athletes to be named a William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist.
The 6-3, 260 senior defensive end is among the organization’s full list of 167 student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA and NAIA.  Mosley has maintained over a 3.2 grade point average during his collegiate career and demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship as well as outstanding football ability to garner the honor. He has appeared in all four of ASU’s games this season and leads the team in sacks with four, for a loss of 15 yards. His 13 total tackles put him top 10 on the team.
“The NFF would like to personally congratulate each of the nominees as well as their schools and coaches on this tremendous honor,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “We are extremely proud to highlight each semifinalist’s achievements, which show that football players can balance between academics and athletics at the highest level.”
This year’s candidates have an average GPA of 3.65 and 67 are defensive players. The Campbell Trophy is named in honor of Bill Campbell, former player and head coach at Columbia University. The NFF describes the award as recognizing “an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.” Previous winners include Peyton Manning (1997) and Tim Tebow (2009).