Oklahoma Safety Pat Fields Named Campbell Trophy Semifinalist


Oklahoma Security Pat Champs is acclaimed for his work off the football field.

On Wednesday morning, Fields was named a semi-finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy presented by the National Football Foundation.

Now in the 32nd year of the award, the Campbell Trophy is awarded to the nation’s top college football athlete, combining academic achievement, performance on the pitch and exemplary leadership.

A two-time defensive captain for the Sooners, Fields was also a standout performer in the classroom.

Fields posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.82 while studying for a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting as well as a master’s degree, also in accounting.

He was named in the 2019 and 2020 All-Big 12 Academic First Team Selection, and he was also a 2020 All-America Academic Second Team Selection.

Fields also received the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the OU’s Dan Gibbons Outstanding Athlete of the Year Award and the Cotton Bowl Dan S. Petty Scholarship Award 2020.

Its impact has also been felt beyond the Oklahoma campus.

Fields is the founder of “Town Business,” a financial literacy seminar that teaches high school football student-athletes about budgeting, money management, credit, and personal branding.

He also worked with the OU National Black Alumni Associate to found the Black Wall Street Scholarship which provides financial aid to underrepresented and low-income students in his hometown of Tulsa.

On October 27, the NFF will announce the 12-14 finalists for the Campbell Trophy. Each finalist will receive a graduate scholarship of $ 18,000.

The finalists will travel to Las Vegas for the 63rd Annual NFF Awards Dinner on December 7.

The winner of the Campbell Trophy will have their graduate scholarship increased to $ 25,000.

Fields is said to be the second-earliest to win the award after center Ty darlington won the honor in 2015.

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