3.96 GPA in Finance and Information Systems
- Finished his bachelor’s degree in December 2016, graduating magna cum laude in three years (with a double major)
- Will complete his master’s degree in finance by May 2018
- Member of the University of Maryland Honors College
- Named a Freshman Fellow in the Robert H. Smith School of Business
- 2017 Maryland Scholar-Athlete of the Year
- Three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection
- Earned the 2016 George C. Cook Award for having the highest GPA on the football team
- Inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi and Primannum honor societies
- Eight-time Dean’s List honoree
- 2013 NFF Chapter Scholar-Athlete honoree
- Former walk-on
Civic Service & Leadership: Worked as a financial summer analyst for Guttridge Capital Management in 2016; Two-year president of Maryland’s Uplifting Athletes chapter, writing the national business strategy for running an individual chapter of the organization; Vice president of Maryland’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and school ambassador at the Big Ten SAAC Conference; Co-President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ student leadership board (since 2014); Student commencement speaker for the Robert H. Smith School of Business (2016); 2017 Intercollegiate Athletics Community Service Award recipient; Participated in Wikler Case Competition for finance students; Youth Impact Program mentor; Visits local elementary schools and children’s hospitals; Featured speaker at vacation bible school; Assisted at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day, Presented by Fidelity
Each NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day is selected from the 181 semifinalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy®, presented by Fidelity Investments® and prominently displayed inside its official home at the New York Athletic Club. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation and comes with a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship.
The NFF announced 13 finalists for the Campbell Trophy® on Nov. 1, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, presented by Fidelity Investments. The finalists will travel to New York City where one of them will be named the 28th Campbell Trophy® recipient at the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 5.
Nominated by their schools, these outstanding individuals must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of playing eligibility; have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale; have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor; and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.