- 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy finalist
- 2016 NFF National Scholar-Athlete
- Two-time First Team Academic All-American
- Three-time First Team Academic All-District selection
- Four-time Academic All-MIAC performer
- Two-time recipient of the MIAC Elite 22 Award, having the highest cumulative GPA among the conference’s top two teams
- 2016-17 Global Business Scholarship recipient
- Six-time Dean’s List honoree
- Inducted to Sigma Beta Delta honorary
- Team captain
- Expected to graduate in May 2017
Civic Service & Leadership: Director of Corporate Sponsorship for Square One, an on-campus organization that seeks to create lasting micro-business ventures in developing countries; Traveled to Haiti, in conjunction with In His Hands Orphanage, to help establish a sustainable food source for a chicken coop business; Two-year member and president-elect of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; Volunteered with Kids Against Hunger to pack meals for starving people around the world; Raised money for Tackle Cancer and “Up Till Dawn” programs, collecting donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Basketball official for Special Olympics; Participated in multiple campus clean-up efforts; Member of CSB/SJU Marketing Club and worked with baseball bat company Meridian to help market Fall 2015 product line.
NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day, Presented by Fidelity
Each NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Day is selected from the 156 semifinalists for the 2016 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 12 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. Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell was awarded the 27th Campbell Trophy at the 59th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 6.
Nominated by their schools, these outstanding individuals must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of 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.