Ferris State’s Campbell a Harlon Hill Finalist

BIG RAPIDS – Ferris State junior quarterback Jayru Campbell has been named a finalist for the 2018 Harlon Hill Trophy.

Campbell is one of nine finalists for the award which is presented to the nation’s top NCAA Division II player and is one of only two juniors and four non-seniors among the finalists.

Other finalists for the award include Notre Dame (Ohio) College freshman running back Jaleel McLaughlin, Hillsdale senior quarterback Chance Stewart, Bowie State senior quarterback Amir Hall, Valdosta State sophomore quarterback Rogan Wells, Emporia State senior quarterback Braxton Marshall, South Arkansas senior wide receiver Ka’Ronce Higgins, Angelo State senior defensive end Markus Jones and Sioux Falls junior running back Gabriel Watson.

Campbell led Ferris State this year to its first unbeaten regular season and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship since 2015. The GLIAC Player of the Year, Campbell has thrown for 2,453 yards and rushed for a team-best 1,188 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Campbell and Ferris State (13-0) will travel to Arkansas on Saturday to face Ouachita Baptist in a NCAA Division II national quarterfinal contest. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m.