Before he inevitably wins the Heisman Trophy, Syracuse Orange punter Riley Dixon continues to rack up the accolades and honors. Earlier this week he was named Ray Guy Award Player of the Week for his efforts against Central Michigan. Now he's been named a semifinalist for the 2015 William V. Campbell Trophy, annually presented to the top football scholar-athlete in the country.
So basically the Heisman.
On the field, Dixon is currently 4th in the ACC in punting average (44.6 yards per) and nine of his 14 punts have been downed inside the 20-yard line.
Off the field, he's been named to the SU Athletic Director's Honor Roll eight times and does so much community service that you'd like he was on triple probation for throwing too many keggers.
The NFF will announce the 15 finalists on Oct. 29, each of which will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. The winner of the 26th William V. Campbell Trophy will have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000.