Leo Lowin remembers every day the advice he received from a 2018 Army football captain that brought winning back to West Point.
Lowin, one of Army’s four team captains this season, was told by John Voit, the team’s director of player development last season, that “you have to earn that ‘C’ every single day you are here.”
“You have to know that other people are watching and continue to push yourself,” Lowin said.
Lowin continues to push himself on and off the field. The senior linebacker’s excellence in the classroom was rewarded with a spot on the Campbell Trophy watch list Wednesday. The Campbell Trophy, “the academic Heisman,” is presented to the college football player that has a combination of class grades, community service and on-the-field performance. Lowin has a 3.92 grade-point average at one of the country’s top schools. He’s seeking to become Army’s second Campbell Trophy winner, joining Andrew Rodriguez (2011).
Lowin, who made 100 tackles in 2022, also was named to the Bednarik Award watch list, which is given to the nation’s top defensive player, last week. He’s looking forward to leading this Army team as much as any statistic this fall.
“I think it’s natural goal for somebody to want to be a leader if you think you can help a program out,” Lowin said. “At the end of the day, it’s more than just a title. Being a leader is not just having a ‘C’ on your chest.”