Northwestern State’s Landry named finalist for Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award

Northwestern State receiver Gavin Landry has been chosen as a finalist for the Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete award presented by STATS FCS, the organization announced on its Twitter account.

Landry is one of 13 finalists for the honor, which will be announced on May 5.

The Doris Robinson Award, named for the late wife of legendary Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson, honors an FCS student-athlete who excels in classroom, in the community and beyond.

Landry is the Southland Conference representative and will compete with honorees from each of the other 12 FCS conferences.

He’s the lone nominee from a Louisiana school, the state which Doris and Eddie Robinson called home.

Landry graduated with a 3.93 GPA in business administration this past May.

The senior receiver was a four-year member on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and a four-year member on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Team.

On the field, Landry worked his way into a starting role this season, accounting for 227 yards on 17 catches and a touchdown in six spring games.

The White Castle native also threw a 25-yard touchdown this season.

In 2019, Landry was well on his way to his best season with 243 yards on 26 catches and two touchdowns before his missed the final four games with an ACL tear.

For NSU, it’s the second straight year in which a Demon has been named a finalist. Offensive lineman Chris Zirkle was a finalist in 2019.