NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Ohio Dominican senior quarterback Mark Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio) is a nominee for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, an award that recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in the sport.
Since its establishment in 1992, the award has existed to pay tribute to the "good" in college football that extends beyond the wins and the losses. While balancing academics and athletics, this select group of student-athletes nominated by their respective colleges and universities has committed their limited free time to having a lasting impact on their communities.
Comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA, the final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September. From the nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, a special voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team members and prominent college football media members will select the 2014 Good Works Team.
Miller is one of just three GLIAC nominees for the award. He maintains a 3.76 GPA in Middle Childhood Education and has been a member of the Dean's List every semester at Ohio Dominican. Miller has earned three GLIAC Academic Excellence awards during his time at ODU and earned the GLIAC Commissioner's Award for his excellence in the classroom and on the playing field.
During his time at Ohio Dominican, Miller has performed over 100 hours of community service, including volunteering with the Second and Seven Foundation to read to children at local elementary schools, as well as meeting with military veterans at the VA Hospital.
On the field, Miller is a two-time Honorable Mention All-GLIAC selection and two-time GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week honoree. In 2013, led ODU to 10-1 record and its first GLIAC title and NCAA Division II playoff appearance since joining Division II in 2010.
He ranked 12th in the nation in completion percentage (67.5 percent) in 2013 while throwing for 2,648 yards, 24 TDs and just seven interceptions.
A two-time team captain, Miller has thrown for 4,867 yards and 48 touchdowns in his career while completing 64.7 percent (370-of-572) of his passes in 22 starts.
Contact: Scott Miles