Penn State senior linebacker Jonathan Sutherland was named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Award.

The award recognizes an individual player as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the country for not only his success on the field, but in the classroom and for their leadership.

The National Football Foundation will announce the finalists on Oct. 26, and each of the players will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 2022 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class Presented by Fidelity Investments.

The finalists will then travel to  Las Vegas for the 64th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Presented by Las Vegas on Dec. 6, where all of their accomplishments throughout the season will be highlighted in front of some of the most prominent sports figures in the country.

Sutherland was nominated by the school. Candidates who are nominated for this award must have a 3.2 GPA or higher, contribute heavily to their football team, and have shown outstanding leadership off the field as well.

The 5-11, 211-pound senior linebacker is from Ottawa, Ontario.