Murphy a semifinalist for Campbell Trophy

Indiana safety Mark Murphy is a semifinalist for the 2014 William Campbell Trophy, the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced on Thursday. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.

Murphy, an informatics major with a 3.85 grade point average, is also a candidate for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and the Senior CLASS Award. He became the ninth Hoosier all-time to earn Academic All-American honors last season.

Murphy, of Akron, Ohio, received IU’s 2013 Jack D. Tichenor Award, presented annually to the male Indiana student-athlete across all sports with the highest GPA, and football’s 2013 Scholastic Achievement Award.