Travis Johnson – NFF Scholar-Athlete Of The Day, Presented By Fidelity Investments
Johnson, a defensive end at San Jose State, boasts a 3.38 GPA in kinesiology.
Each NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day is selected from the list of candidates for the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments
. Nominated by their school as the absolute best all-around scholar-athlete on their team, 147 candidates met the high standards needed for consideration this year. As part of its effort to highlight the best of the gridiron, the NFF separately highlights each of these 147 candidates on its website. These outstanding individuals must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.
San Jose State
2012 CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-America
2012 CoSIDA Academic All-District
2012 Academic All-WAC
2012 Senior CLASS Award semifinalist
2012 Lott IMPACT Trophy semifinalist
2011 Academic All-WAC
2011 San Jose Scholar-Athlete Award winner
2010 Academic All-WAC
2010 San Jose Scholar-Athlete Award winner
2009 Academic All-WAC
2009 San Jose Scholar-Athlete Award winner
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, serving as assistant leader this year; Volunteer for San Jose State’s Second Harvest Food Drive’ Represented the university as a guest speaker on the value of an athletics scholarship at Spartan Foundation fundraising meetings.
To learn about Johnson’s thoughts on being named a 2012 team captain and his outlook for the season, click here.