Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
3.54 GPA in Sociology
Certification in Criminology
- Second player in school history to be a four-time Academic All-MAC selection
- Two-time MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete
- Four-time NIU Scholar-Athlete of the Week throughout career
- Three-year team captain
- Plans to attend law school
Civic Service & Leadership: Elected to the NIU Leadership Council for three consecutive years; Selected to be a “LeAD Huskie,” a group across all sports identified by coaches as leaders who are then provided with additional development training and career mentoring; Completed more than 30 hours of community service throughout the last two years, volunteering with tornado clean-up efforts, Bike MS cross country race, YMCA Camp Power and YMCA Family Fest.
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.