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Former Bentley University linebacker and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School quarterback/linebacker Rogers Boylan, a magna cum laude graduate this past May, will attend the second annual National Football Foundation Campbell Trophy Summit at Stanford University from August 22-25.
Boylan was invited as a previous nominee for the William V. Campbell Trophy and will be one of more than 100 who will be attending the prestigious event.
An economics-finance major who closed out his four years at Bentley with three straight appearances on the President’s List, Boylan played in 34 career games for the Falcons. His career totals included 94 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss.
The 2018 event will provide a powerful opportunity for recent graduates to interact and learn from many of the nation’s top entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley CEOs about the lessons that have guided them to the highest levels of success. The event will also include a career expo with more than a dozen companies on site recruiting the attendees. Organized as a tribute to the late Bill Campbell, the award's namesake, the event serves as a vehicle for the many leaders impacted by Campbell to pass on his insights for leadership and personal growth to the next generation.
Campbell, who played and coached at Columbia before a switch to the business world, became one of the most influential individuals in Silicon Valley as CEO and Chairman of Intuit and a board member of Apple and Google. He developed a unique reputation, earning the moniker as the "Coach of Silcom Valley" for using the lessons of the gridiron as he mentored Steve Jobs of Apple, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt of Google, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Scott Cook and Brad Smith of Intuit and countless others.
This year's attendees will travel from more than 35 states and the District of Columbia, representing 79 colleges and universities from all divisions, and their current careers range from doctors, engineers, lawyers, physicists, and business and civic leaders.