Penn State defensive end Pete Massaro has been nominated for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s Scholar-Athlete Fellowship, as well as the William V. Campbell Trophy presented to the nation’s top student athlete.
Massaro, a graduate of Marple Newtown High School in Delaware County, graduated last December with a 3.85 grade-point average as a finance major. He is on schedule to earn an economics degree at the end of the current semester in December.
Massaro was named an Academic All-American at the end of the 2010 season. He sat out all of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
This season, he played in Penn State’s first two games but injured his shoulder at Virginia and has been sidelined ever since.