GSU’s Chandon Sullivan finalist for 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy

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GSU’s Chandon Sullivan finalist for 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy

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Chandon Sullivan (10) and Penny Hart of Georgia State celebrate after Sullivan made an interception against Wisconsin in the fourth quarter Sept. 17. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Georgia State cornerback Chandon Sullivan was announced as one of 13 finalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy on Wednesday morning.

The award goes to the “absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation,” according to the National Football Foundation. Sullivan was one of 181 semifinalists from all the NCAA divisions.

Sullivan and the other finalists will receive an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship, and will travel to New York City for the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 5. The winner will be announced there, and the recipient's scholarship will be bumped to $25,000.

Sullivan has become one of the best cornerbacks in college football. Georgia State receiver Penny Hart recently called Sullivan and teammate Jerome Smith the best cornerback duo in the nation.

A two-time All-Sun Belt selection and native of Winder, Georgia, Sullivan majors in journalism and maintains a 3.84 GPA.

Sullivan has started four seasons for GSU, setting school records for interceptions (six) and passes deflected (23).

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