Cargo named Robinson Scholar-Athlete Finalist
GRAMBLING, La. – Grambling State University junior defensive back Percy Cargo, Jr. was selected a Finalist for the 2017 STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award on Wednesday.
The Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award is named after the wife of legendary Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson, the third annual award is presented to an FCS student-athlete who excels not only in the classroom, but in the community and beyond.
Cargo, who earned the United States Marine Corps Excellence in Leadership Award at the Bayou Classic, boasts a 3.76 GPA as a business management major and hopes to expand his academic excellence by obtaining a master’s degree in economics after graduation.
This season, Cargo has played in all 12 games for the Tigers and ranks fifth in tackles. He has 49 total tackles, including 34 solo stops and has 3.5 tackles for a loss of 17 yards. Cargo has also added one sack, two pass breakups, one interception and one fumble recovery.
STATS will announce the winner on Monday, Dec. 11 and honor him at the FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation Jan. 5 in Frisco, Texas – on the eve of the FCS National Championship Game.