IRVING, Texas – Senior quarterback Mark Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio) is a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy, which is presented annually to a senior football player who displays an outstanding combination of accomplishments on and off the field.
Up to 16 of the candidates will be named recipients of a prestigious NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award, presented by Fidelity Investments. Launched in 1959, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete program awards $18,000 scholarships that can be used for the honorees' postgraduate educations. This year's recipients will be announced Oct. 30, and one will be declared the winner of the Campbell Trophy Dec. 9 at the 57th NFF Annual Awards Dinner.
Candidates for the awards 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.
Miller maintains a 3.76 GPA in Middle Childhood Education and has been a member of the Dean's List every semester at Ohio Dominican. He 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.
Through four games this fall, Miller has completed 84-of-125 passes (67.2 percent) for 1,063 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's averaging 265.8 yards passing per game, which is second in the GLIAC, and he is 14th in the country in passing efficiency (162.9) and 16th in touchdowns. He also ranks 18th nationally in completion percentage.
In his career, Miller has thrown for 5,930 yards and 59 touchdowns in his third season as the starting quarterback.
Ohio Dominican, ranked No. 8 in the country, takes on Lake Erie in Painesville at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Contact: Scott Miles