Hoelscher Named Draddy Trophy Semifinalist
Oct. 4, 2005
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Senior center Matt Hoelscher is one of 184 athletes, and one of only 44 NCAA Division I-AA athletes, that has been named to the ballot for the 2005 Draddy Trophy, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Tuesday morning.
The 2005 Preseason All-Southland Conference selection has made 25 starts in his career. He is currently a member of an offensive line that is clearing a path for SFA backs that are averaging 152 rushing yards per game and has surrendered a total of only four sacks this season, despite averaging 40 pass attempts per game.
Hoelscher was recognized both on and off the field for his accomplishments during his junior season. He earned honorable mention All-SLC honors on the field, while receiving academic all-conference recognition for a second consecutive season. Hoelscher was named to the NACDA Academic All-Star team following the 2004 season.
Nominees for the award must be in their final year of eligibility, have at least a 3.0 grade point average, compete as a first-team player and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship qualities. The winner of the award will be announced at the 48th NFF Awards Dinner on Dec. 6 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.