LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Senior wide receiver Cory Contini (Dover, Ohio) is one of 37 nominees across the nation for the 2018 Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II College Football Player of the Year.
Contini is one of nine nominees from Super Region One and one of eight receivers across the nation to be nominated.
The 2018 G-MAC Offensive Player of the Year, Contini caught 54 passes for 950 yards and 16 touchdowns this fall, averaging 17.6 yards per catch. His 16 touchdowns ranked tied for third in the country during the regular season. He caught at least one TD in nine games this year and had a stretch of 14 straight games with a TD reception, dating to last season, as well.
Last year's G-MAC Offensive Back of the Year, Contini set school records with 3,239 career receiving yards and 38 receiving TDs, along with 39 total touchdowns. His 201 receptions are second all-time, as are his 16.1 yards per catch and 234 total points. He also ranks fifth with 3,618 all-purpose yards.
Last season, Contini was also a First Team All-Great Midwest and All-Super Region One selection, and he earned two G-MAC Player of the Week honors in his career.
On Friday, Contini was also named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District list, and is now eligible for selection to the Academic All-American team for a third straight year.
The winner of the 2018 award will be announced on Friday, Dec. 14 and the winner will be honored at the Little Rock Touchdown Club awards banquet on Jan. 10, 2019.
The sports information directors at their respective schools initially nominate candidates. The SIDs in those Super Regions vote for their top five candidates. The winner is then determined in a nationwide vote of the Division II sports information directors.
Contact: Scott Miles