- 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy finalist
- 2016 NFF National Scholar-Athlete
- Three-time Academic All-District selection
- Three-time Academic All-GSC selection
- Member of Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program
- Recipient of Mary Camille Carunchio Scholarship and Hollingsworth Scholarship
- Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society
- Three-time Dean’s List honoree
- Graduated in December 2016
Civic Service & Leadership: 2017 Congressional Fellow for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi; Participated in two medical mission trips to Haiti; Two-time Student Athlete Advisory Committee representative; Two-year member of football team’s unity council; Helped with tornado relief efforts in 2014; Speaker for Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Participated in reading programs at Pearman Elementary and Presbyterian Day School; Volunteered at St. Paul Soup Kitchen and “Trunk or Treat” for Cleveland (Miss.) Community event.
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.