Tulsa Quarterback Finalist For Scholarship

Friday, October 26th 2007, 8:07 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Tulsa quarterback Paul Smith is a finalist for the Draddy Trophy, an academic distinction that will earn him an $18,000 post graduate scholarship.

Smith and the 14 other finalists will be recognized at an awards dinner December 4th at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

Each will receive a scholarship, and the winner of the Draddy Trophy will get a $25,000 scholarship. Tulsa tight end Garrett Mills was a finalist in 2005.

Smith carries a 3.84 grade-point average in communication and has thrown for at least 300 yards in each of Tulsa's seven games this season. He's the only player in Tulsa history with more than five 300-yard games.

Smith has thrown for 2,528 yards and 21 touchdowns this season.