Calhoun semifinalist for Campbell Trophy

Taveze Calhoun

Taveze Calhoun

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.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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