Bo Cordell (Tusculum College photo)
FLORENCE, Ala. — Tusculum College quarterback Bo Cordell is one of nine national finalists for the 2013 Harlon Hill Trophy.
Cordell posted one of the most prolific careers ever by a collegiate signal-caller. The Cincinnati native established 15 NCAA Division II records, including career passing yards (16,265, fourth in all NCAA divisions), career completions (1,397, third in all NCAA divisions), career pass attempts (2,187, third in all NCAA divisions) career total offensive yards (16,432, fourth in all NCAA divisions) and total offensive plays in a career (2,572, second in all NCAA divisions).
Cordell was the 2013 South Atlantic Conference offensive player of the year, earning the honor for the second time. He led the league in six statistical categories this season including: passing yards (3,920), passing yards per game (356.4 ypg), points responsible for (178) and total offense (365.1 ypg). Cordell’s 3,920 passing yards are the third most in school history and fifth best in SAC history. He threw for 25 touchdowns this past season, and he owns 13 league records, including career touchdown passes (112) and touchdowns responsible for (127).
The Harlon Hill Trophy recognizes the NCAA Division II college football player of the year. The finalists were selected by the D-II sports information directors in regional voting, and the players' names go on a national ballot. All 168 of the division's SIDs select the award's 28th winner.
Joining Cordell as finalists are Luke Charles (quarterback, UNC Pembroke), Glen Clinton (tailback, Chadron State), Franklyn Quiteh (running back, Bloomsburg), Kevin Rodgers (quarterback, Henderson State), Tyler Tonderum (running back, Southwest Minnesota State), Dustin Vaughan (quarterback, West Texas A&M), Rondell White (running back, West Chester) and Jon Wolf (quarterback, Minnesota State-Mankato).
National voting concludes Dec. 7 , with the top three finishers invited to Florence, Ala., for the presentation banquet. The winner is to be announced at the 28th annual Harlon Hill Trophy Presentation Banquet on Dec. 20 at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center.