Morningside’s Ethan Stofferan is a semifinalist for the 2015 William V. Campbell Trophy

Ethan Stofferan, a 6-3, 235 lb. senior linebacker from Sibley, Iowa, is one of 135 semifinalists for the 2015 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments and prominently displayed inside its official home at the New York Athletic Club, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.

The semifinalists were announced by the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame.

Stofferan is the Mustangs’ second leading tackler so far this season with 10 solos and 10 assists for 20 total tackles, leads the team with two quarterback hurries, and is their co-leader with three tackles behind the line of scrimmage for losses of 17 yards. He earned first-team All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) honors last season when he had 92 tackles, 16.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage for losses of 57 yards, and six quarterback sacks. Stofferan has a 3.46 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with a major in biology.

The NFF will announce 15 finalists on Oct 29 and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, presented by Fidelity Investments. The finalists will travel to New York City for the 58th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 8, where the Campbell Trophy winner will be announced and have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000.

Morningside’s Beau Kildow was one of the national finalists for the 2009 Campbell Trophy, which was awarded to the University of Florida’s Tim Tebow.