Mississippi State’s Taveze Calhoun has been selected as a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which is awarded annually to the top football scholar-athlete in the nation.
Calhoun, a senior cornerback, was one of 56 semifinalists from an FBS program. That list will be narrowed to 15 finalists on Oct. 29 and will each receive an $18,000 post graduate scholarship. The winner will be announced on Dec. 8 and gets a $25,000 scholarship.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder from Morton graduated in the spring with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and a 3.51 grade point average. Calhoun is currently working on a master’s degree in teaching with an emphasis in nutrition.
On the field, Calhoun has played in 40 career games including 26 starts. He has made 131 tackles, 7 ½ for loss, four interceptions, forced three fumbles and recovered one.
Calhoun has nine stops and two tackles for loss in two games this fall.