UB safety Tim Roberts named 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - Safety Tim Roberts of the University at Buffalo has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy.

The trophy is considered by many as the "Academic Heisman" and regonizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.

Roberts is a senior safety for the Bulls and rankes fourth on the team in tackles (22). In the classroom, he carries a 3.68 grade point average.

Roberts is one of 181 total semifinalists, one of 71 from the FBS, and one of eight from the Mid-American Conference.

12-14 finalists will be announced on November 1st with the winner receiving a postgraduate scholarship of $25,000.

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