Delaware Wide Receiver Mike Milburn Named Semifinalist for National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award
DALLAS, Tex. -- University of Delaware senior wide receiver Mike Milburn has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2013 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award presented by Fidelity Investments.
Milburn, a mass communications major at Delaware with a minor in journalism and black American studies, is one of a record 170 candidates from all divisions of college football. The nominees, who must be a senior, hold a 3.2 or better cumulative grade point average, and be a starter or key reserve, also comprise the list of semifinalists for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.
A three-time member of the Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll and a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee, Milburn carries a 3.36 grade point average. In addition to his studies, he is a member of the UD Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), the team’s Leadership Council, works as a student assistant with the UD Multimedia Office, and anchors a sports show on the UD Student Television station. He is also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
A fourth-year regular this fall and a three-year letterwinner, Milburn has played in all five games this season and has led the Hens to a 4-1 record (1-0 CAA) and a No. 24 national ranking. He has caught five passes for 38 yards and also has a tackle on special teams. For his career, Milburn has played in 23 games and caught 31 passes for 408 yards and two touchdowns.
Among the nominees were 46 student-athletes from the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. Milburn was one of just three student-athletes selected from the Colonial Athletic Association, joining Eric LaPorta of Albany and Mike MacArthur of New Hampshire.
“We take great pride in the record participation by the number of schools in the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards program this year,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning whose sons Peyton (William V. Campbell Trophy winner) and Eli were named NFF National Scholar-Athletes in 1997 and 2003, respectively. “It is important for us to showcase that success on the football field starts with winners in the classroom and the community. This year’s record-breaking number of nominations further illustrates the power of our great sport in developing the next generation of influential leaders.”
More information is available online at www.footballfoundation.org.