3.81 GPA in Kinesiology
- Graduated in December 2016
- Currently pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in health policy and administration
- Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection
- 2016 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
- Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
- Former walk-on
- 2017 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
Civic Service & Leadership: Member of the 2017 AFCA Good Works Team; Participates in all team-related community service functions; Supports Honduran Soles, a non-profit started by his wife, which provides shoes to needy children in foreign countries; Built a soccer field in Honduras during spring break in 2015; Volunteered at homeless shelters and is active in various charity work through Revival Tabernacle; Finalist for the 2016 Pop Warner Award for leadership on the field, in the classroom and in the community.
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 received an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, presented by Fidelity Investments. Virginia linebacker Micah Kiser was 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.