West Virginia's Williams a finalist for Campbell Trophy

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

West Virginia University senior linebacker Reed Williams has been named to the 2009 National Scholar-Athlete class, making him one of 16 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy.

The finalists were selected from a pool of 154 semifinalists among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA. Each of the finalists will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship.

Williams has played in 45 career games and recorded 217 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles and two interceptions. He also maintains a 3.86 grade-point average while pursing a second degree in marketing after already earning his finance degree.

In six games this season, Williams has 32 tackles, six pass breakups, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble.