- 2016 CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American and All-District selection
- 2016 Dakotronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
- Named the 2016 winner of the Heart of America A.O. Duer Award as the conference’s top male scholar-athlete
- Board of Trustee Scholar
- Member of the Peru State Dean’s List every semester
- Inducted into Alpha Chi and Tri-Beta honor societies
- Boasts two accepted publications in comparative parasitology
- Team captain
- Expected to graduate in May 2018 and attend med school
Civic Service & Leadership: 2017 AFCA Good Works Team member; Student researcher for Dr. Mike Barger and participated in four collection trips to Big Thicket National Preserve; Presented at the Southwestern Association of Parasitologists meeting in 2016 and at the American Society of Parasitologists meeting in 2015; Participated in the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s summer research program; Served on the dean of student life search committee, Student Senate and the Athletic Department Advisory Council; Served as president of the Residence Hall Association (2014-15), as coordinator of Freshman Fusion and as vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council; Volunteered for more than 100 hours of community service, including Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Peru City Clean-Up, Kids Against Hunger, Feeding 44, Rake-a-Thon, Auburn Backpack program and Peru State Facult-Staff Appreciate Night.
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 will announce 12-14 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.