Chaz Hine selected as top scholar-athlete

USF center Chaz Hine has been selected as one of 16 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athletes and is now a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.

Hine has an inspiring story, going from walk-on to starter to team captain, while doing an incredible amount of work in the community.

“I’m honored and humbled to be considered for such a prestigious award,” Hine said in a statement. “I’ve had a lot of help along the way and I can’t thank those people enough. Breaking the mold of what people perceive athletes to be is something I’ve tried to do during my time at USF. I’m so thankful that there are awards like the NFF Scholar-Athlete Award because it recognizes the accomplishments of not just this group of 16 honorees, but also all of the student-athletes across the country, who put as much time into their studies as they do their athletics.”

Each scholar-athlete will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship and will travel to New York City to be honored Dec. 6. One member of the class will also be announced live at the event as the winner of the Campbell Trophy.