Fifteen FCS players – one from each conference involved in college football’s Division I subdivision – have been announced as finalists for the 2023 FedEx Ground Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award.

The ninth annual award, named after the late school teacher and wife of legendary coach Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson, is presented to an FCS student-athlete who excels on the playing field, in the classroom and across the community.

The recipient will be announced on Dec. 12. He will be honored at the FCS National Awards banquet on Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas – on the eve of the national championship game.


2023 FedEx Ground Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award Finalists

Kwaku Adubofour, Harvard, DL, Sr., 6-2, 283, Norristown, Pa. (Ivy League)

Majoring in neuroscience, 3.76 GPA

Julian Ashby, Furman, LS, Sr., 6-2, 214, Lilburn, Ga. (Southern Conference)

Majoring in physics, 3.97

Max Brosmer, New Hampshire, QB, Gr., 6-2, 221 Roswell, Ga. (CAA Football)

Undergraduate degree in medical and veterinary science, 3.88; pursuing masters in kinesiology/exercise science

Jason Brown, Jackson State, QB, Sr., 6-2, 230, Fredericksburg, Va. (Southwestern Athletic Conference)

Majoring in sports science, 3.667 GPA

Will Burke, St. Thomas, TE, R-So., 6-3, 235, St. Paul, Minn.  (Pioneer Football League)

Majoring in biology, 3.76 GPA

Jacob Dicharry, Lamar, OL, Jr., 6-5, 285, Dallas (Southland Conference)

Majoring in mechanical engineering, 3.47 GPA

Jacob Dobbs, Holy Cross, LB, 5th Year, 6-0, 237, Macomb, Mich. (Patriot League)

Double major in economics and religious studies, 3.76 GPA

Anthony Egbo Jr., Abilene Christian, CB, Sr., 5-8, 190, Richmond, Texas (Western Athletic Conference)

Undergraduate degree in psychology, 3.9 GPA; pursuing MBA

William McRainey, Gardner-Webb, LB, Sr., 6-0, 228, Shallotte, N.C. (Big South Conference)

Undergraduate degree in economics and finance, 3.55 GPA; finishing up MBA, 4.0 GPA

Tommy Mellott, Montana State, QB, Jr., 6-0, 192, Butte, Mont. (Big Sky Conference)

Majoring in financial engineering, 4.0 GPA

David Satkowski, Stonehill, OL, 5th Year, 6-4, 290, Southbury, Conn. (Northeast Conference)

Undergraduate degree in secondary education and history with diversity, equity & inclusion education graduate certification, 3.82 GPA

Chad Strickland, Eastern Illinois, OL, Sr., 6-5, 315, Salem, Ala. (Ohio Valley Conference)

Majoring in exercise science, 3.82 GPA

Juan Velarde, North Carolina Central, P, Sr., 5-10, 200, Anderson, S.C. (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)

Majoring in business administration with concentration in entrepreneurship, 3.97 GPA

Cole Wisniewski, North Dakota State, S, Sr., 6-4, 217, Sparta, Wisc., (Missouri Valley Football Conference)

Double major in business administration and marketing with minor in professional selling, 4.0 GPA

Jau’Von Young, Austin Peay, DL, Grad., 6-2, 281, Nashville (United Athletic Conference)

Undergraduate degree in health and human performance; pursuing masters in management, 3.71 GPA

In addition to the Doris Robinson Award, the Walter Payton Award (FCS offensive player of the year), Buck Buchanan Award (FCS defensive player of the year), Jerry Rice Award (FCS freshman player of the year) and Eddie Robinson Award (FCS coach of the year) will be presented at the national banquet.

(Here are the All-Time Recipients of the FCS National Awards)