FLORENCE, Ala. – Ohio Dominican senior quarterback Mark Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio) finished in seventh place in the 2014 Harlon Hill Trophy voting for the nation's best Division II player.
Miller picked up 23 points and a pair of first place votes in the balloting. Ferris State quarterback Jason Vaner Laan won the award with 152 points and 34 first place votes.
Miller, who went 29-6 in his three years as a starter at ODU, threw for 3,394 yards and 27 touchdowns this fall. He ranked amongst the nation's best in completion percentage as he completed 275-of-407 throws (67.6 percent) and he led the GLIAC with 261.1 yards per game.
Miller completed at least 60 percent of his throws in 12 of 13 games this fall and had four games with four or more touchdown passes.
In ODU's playoff win at Mines, Miller threw for 313 yards, his fifth career 300-yard passing game. He followed that with career highs in completions (34), attempts (46) and yards (462) in the win at Ferris. It's the fifth-most yards in a game in school history.
Earlier this year, he set a career high with five touchdowns against Ashland, completing 27 of 33 throws for 310 yards.
He has touchdown passes of 90 and 79 yards this year, the second and sixth longest completions in school history. Miller also became just the second quarterback in school history to surpass both 5,000 career passing yards and 50 touchdown passes.
In his career, Miller threw for 8,261 yards and 75 touchdowns. He completed 65.9 percent of his passes in his career (645-of-979) and averaged 223.3 yards per game.
Off the field, Miller maintains a 3.72 GPA and is ODU's nominee for the National Football Foundation's postgraduate scholarship. He is also a member of ODU's President's Society and is the student representative to the Board of Trustees.
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