- 2016 First Team Academic All-American
- 2016 First Team Academic All-District
- 2017 NFF Hampshire Honor Society
- Five-time MIAA Academic Honor Roll member
- Graduated in December 2015
Civic Service & Leadership: President of PSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC); Represented MIAA on Division II National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; One of two student-athlete reps on the Division II Management Council; Spoke on behalf of Division II student-athletes at NCAA Convention; Helped PSU SAAC raise more than $7,500 for Make-a-Wish child; Heavily involved in Mathletes at local elementary schools; Participated in Paint the Town Red, Big Event clean-up and Gorilla Holiday Heroes; Instructor and mentor at Tim Beck Football Camps; Visited local hospitals and played with kids at local children’s center; Assisted NCAA with social media at 2016 Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships; Helped pack more than 1,000 gift boxes for Division II championships; Member of football team’s leadership group; Selected to engineering leadership program at Pittsburg State.
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.