- Second CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American (2016) in school history
- Three-time MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete
- Three-time Academic All-MAC selection
- Member of the Akron Honors College
- Three-time recipient of the football team’s Academic Award for the highest GPA in his class
- Eight-time President’s List honoree
- Two-time Dean’s List member
- Team captain
- Expected to graduate in December 2017
- Anticipated field of postgraduate study: physical therapy
Civic Service & Leadership: Football team representative and community service executive for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; Lead researcher on “Examination of Hamstring Flexibility and Maximal Sprint Speed” study; Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes since 2014, serving as a huddle leader this season; Coach at ARISE football camp, a free clinic for inner-city youth; Mentored a fifth-grade student on a weekly basis from Jan.-May 2017; Collected and organized food bank donations for the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank throughout the spring; Volunteered for numerous activities with Haven of Rest; Participated in One-of-a-Kind pet rescue, YMCA Rotary Camp for special needs kids, Akron Children’s Hospital visits, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event and several reading programs at local schools.
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.