GSU’s Chandon Sullivan honored as Campbell Trophy finalist

2:08 p.m Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 Georgia Colleges
Georgia State cornerback Chandon Sullivan was named all-Sun Belt last season. (Georgia State)

Georgia State senior cornerback Chandon Sullivan was honored Tuesday as a finalist for the 2017 William V. Campbell trophy, which is awarded to the “absolute best football scholar athlete in the nation.”

Sullivan is one of 13 finalists taken from a 181-athlete semifinalist pool. Sullivan and other finalists were recognized at the 60th annual National Football Foundation awards dinner at New York Hilton Midtown and received an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class.

Virginia linebacker Micah Kiser won this year’s honor.

Sullivan, from Winder, majors in journalism. He’s a three-time member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District with a 3.84 GPA. He’s made the All-Sun Belt team twice.

The school’s all-time leader in interceptions and passes defended, Sullivan will conclude his GSU career in the Cure Bowl against Western Kentucky on Dec. 16 in Orlando.