Hart High alum Brady White wins William V. Campbell Trophy


Brady White looks to throw during an eventful game for the University of Memphis.

Bella Sandoval, Chief of Staff and Features Editor

Hart high alum Brady White was awarded the William V. Campbell Trophy, also known as the academic Heisman of college football. The National Football Foundation recognizes student-athletes for success, football performance and community leadership by receiving the William V. Campbell Trophy.  

White graduated from Hart in 2014 and attended Arizona State University. There he majored in business and graduated in three and a half years. From there, White transferred to the University of Memphis as a graduate student and majored in sports administration. Currently White is pursuing his doctoral degree in liberal studies. 

During his time at the University of Memphis, White led their football team, the Tigers, with 28 wins during his career, including the American Athletic Conference title and an appearance in the Cotton Bowl in 2019. This season Memphis had an 8-3 record causing. White became the school’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdown passes. During the 2020 seasons, he had thrown 3,380 passing yards, made 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. White was also the 2020 Montgomery Bowl MVP, completing 22 passes for 284 yards and three touchdowns in Memphis‘ victory over Florida Atlantic.

White was also active in the Memphis community where he visited children’s hospitals and volunteered with schools, including reading books to students on Facebook live. During the pandemic, White joined in on Zoom calls with the Memphis Youth Detention Center to speak with recently released juveniles in an effort to help them navigate the transition from the center. He also recently helped form and create a plan for the Memphis football’s All-In Gratitude program, an initiative focused on 30 days of giving thanks during the month of November.  As the winner of the William V. Campbell Award, White receives a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship.