National Scholar-Athlete and Campbell Trophy Finalist De’Arius Christmas is an All-American linebacker at Grambling State who holds a 3.82 GPA in Engineering Technology. He has earned Grambling State Student-Athlete of the Year and SWAC All-Academic Team honors. He has led the Tigers in tackles for two consecutive seasons, and he was the SWAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. A two-year team captain, he volunteers with the Special Olympics.
The Student Athlete Experience
One of the most talked-about sessions from the 2017 Forum. Current student athletes, including National Football Foundation William V. Campbell Trophy finalists, will discuss the benefits of playing college sports and their academic, athletic and social experience.