Trent Sisson - Carnegie Mellon

Senior #88
6-1, 215, Outside Linebacker
Novi, Mich.

Feb. 29, 2008 - (PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – Senior Trent Sisson (Novi, Mich.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team has been awarded a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded to student-athletes who participated in fall sports. Sisson will receive a one-time, nonrenewable grant of $7,500.

The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The Association awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women.

Sisson, a business major with a 3.93 GPA, is a two year starter at outside linebacker for the Tartans and was named ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA second team Academic All-American junior year.  He is a three-time All-University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Academic member and a two-time All-UAA selection.  Sisson finished the 2007 campaign fourth on the team with 58 tackles, 25 solo and was named First Team CoSIDA Academic All-District.

The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the Association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports. For more information about the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, go to the Diversity and Inclusion link under the About the NCAA tab at


  • Started all 11 games at outside linebacker
  • Fourth on team with 58 tackles, 25 solo
  • Registered five tackles for loss and two sacks
  • Had a season high ten tackles in win over Washington (Mo.) University
  • Blocked a field goal in win over the University of Chicago
  • Broke up one pass
  • All-UAA Second Team selection
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection


  • Started all 12 games at outside linebacker
  • Third on team with 82 tackles, 28 solo
  • Led team with five sacks and was second on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss
  • Forced three fumbles and recovered one
  • Broke up five passes
  • All-UAA First Team selection
  • ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA second team Academic All-American


  • Played in all 10 games
  • Recorded 17 tackles
  • Recorded two tackles for a loss of 14 yards and had two sacks for a loss of 14 yards


  • Played in seven games recording 15 tackles


  • Trent is the son of Keith and Julie Sisson
  • Major is business
  • Born on 2/11/1986