Barrett Jones wins college football’s academic version of the Heisman

Barrett Jones won the Campbell Trophy on Tuesday, beating out 14 other finalists. (AP file photo)

The National Football Foundation has named Alabama center Barrett Jones as the winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes academics, athletic accomplishment and community service.

He received the award Tuesday night in New York.

Charles Barkley famously said ‘I’m not a role model.’ I think the fact is, with all the exposure college athletes get today, we are role models,” Jones said in a news release. “I think everyone sitting here are people that use that status in a positive way. I’m very grateful to be sitting on stage with 14 other worthy candidates.”

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