Mannix a semifinalist for college FB award

KENILWORTH — Holy Cross senior strong safety Tom Mannix of Kenilworth, a 2009 Brearley graduate, has been selected as one of 147 semifinalists for the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy endowed by HealthSouth – formerly known as the Draddy Trophy – as announced by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.
Mannix and the other 146 semifinalists also make up the candidates for the 2012 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments.
Mannix has started all three of Holy Cross’ games so far this season, totaling 23 tackles and leading the team with two interceptions. A second team All-Patriot League selection in 2011, he has recorded 161 tackles, four interceptions, four forced fumbles and 17 pass breakups over the course of his collegiate career.
In the classroom, Mannix owns a cumulative grade-point average of 3.40 with a major in political science.
Mannix helped lead Brearley’s 2006 football team to the North 2, Group 1 championship and the 2009 baseball team to the Group 1 championship game.
Each of the semifinalists is a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, with a grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, outstanding football ability as a starter or significant contributor, and strong leadership and citizenship skills.
From the group of 147 semifinalists, the NFF awards committee will select and announce up to 16 finalists on Oct. 25.

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