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Five juniors, five seniors named Gagliardi semifinalists

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Mount Union's Kevin Burke has a chance to repeat as Gagliardi Trophy winner.
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The 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Gagliardi Trophy were announced, releasing the names that will be on the ballot in voting for Division III football's top student-athlete. The winner will be announced in Salem, with four finalists present for the ceremony. The ceremony, which takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 17, will be aired live by D3sports.com.

Last year, Mount Union quarterback Kevin Burke brought home the trophy. The award is named for legendary St. John's coach John Gagliardi, who retired in 2012 after 64 years as a collegiate head coach.

After screening the nominations, the SJU J-Club Board of Directors narrowed the field to 10 finalists. The 40-member Gagliardi Trophy national selection committee reviews the credentials, ranks the candidates 1-10 and casts their votes. Fan balloting, which is available on D3football.com, accounts for the 41st ballot, and is being conducted on D3football.com for the eighth consecutive year. Fans will be permitted to cast one ballot per device, through 1 p.m. ET on Dec. 8. 

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In its message to the voting panel, the Gagliardi Trophy administration reminded voters: "The Gagliardi Trophy is a football award but incorporates the philosophy of the well-rounded student-athlete." The award is presented by Jostens and the J-Club of St. John's University of Minnesota.


Michael Bates

Illinois College senior quarterback; Auburn, Ill.

Ended regular season as the active NCAA Division III leader in career passing yardage … led nation in points responsible for (244) and his 32 touchdown passes were tied for fourth … served as vice president and secretary for the organization Brothers and Sisters in Christ … also raised money for Pregnancy Resource Center in Jacksonville, Ill.


Kevin Burke

Mount Union senior quarterback; Westlake, Ohio

Directed an offense that led Division III in yards per game (619.2) and points scored (577) … is 38-1 as a starting quarterback at Mount Union … 2013 Gagliardi Trophy recipient … led Mount Union to 2012 national title and 2013 runner-up finish … volunteers with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Mount Union’s Relay for Life.


Joe Callahan

Wesley junior quarterback; Absecon, N.J.

Finished third in Division III with 34 touchdown passes … fifth in both passing efficiency (181) and points responsible for (228) … recorded seven games of 300 passing yards or more … active volunteer at the annual Wesley SAAC Food Drive for the Food Bank of Delaware ... is also a math tutor and participated in Read Across America.


Brady Grayvold

UW-Whitewater senior cornerback; Norway, Mich.

Tied for the conference lead with six interceptions and had 12 in his last 15 games to end the regular season … ranked 19th nationally in interceptions per game … Whitewater finished second in Division III in scoring defense (8.6 ppg.) and sixth in rushing defense (77.0 ypg.) … volunteered as a football-camp coach and with the campus’ pep rally for freshmen.


Domonique Hayden

Thomas More senior running back; Lexington, Ky.

Led Division III in rushing touchdowns (25), finished second in scoring (16.7 ppg) and third in rushing yards per game (158.4) ... set school records for career rushing yards (5,461) and single-game rushing yards (336) … volunteers with Thomas More’s mentor program and is a member of the school’s leadership council … also volunteered with Northern Kentucky Special Olympics, raised money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and participated in a mission trip to Costa Rica.


Dylan Jones

Willamette senior running back; Santa Maria, Calif.

Led Division III in rushing yards per game (177.7) and finished second in total rushing yards (1,599) … set school records for single-season rushing yards (1,599), single-game rushing yards (350) and longest rush (98 yards) … volunteered with United Way and the local food-sharing program in Salem, Ore.


Matt Pawlowski

Guilford junior quarterback; Greensboro, N.C.

Led Division III in passing touchdowns (38) and was second in both passing yards (3,476) and points responsible for (236) … was sixth in passing efficiency (179.2) and seventh in completions per game (25.0 per game) … set schools records for passing touchdowns (38) and completion percentage (.678) in a season … volunteers weekly during the offseason mentoring students with academic or behavioral challenges … also served as a motivational speaker to local youth teams.


Logan Schrader

Wartburg junior quarterback; Kildeer, Ill.

Finished second in Division III in passing efficiency (186.9) and third in yards per completion (16.61 ypc) … named the 2014 IIAC Offensive Most Valuable Player … tied the school’s single-game record for passing touchdowns (5) twice in 2014 … volunteered with Special Olympics … is an active volunteer at the Bremwood Lutheran Children’s Home in Waverly, Iowa.


Sam Sura

St. John's junior running back; South St. Paul, Minn.

Led Division III in rushing yards (1,605) and finished second in rushing yards per game (160.5) … ended the regular season with seven consecutive 100-yard rushing games (nine in 10 games total) … posted three games of 200 yards rushing or more … volunteers with Feed My Starving Children.


Josh Warbington

East Texas Baptist junior quarterback; Hallsville, Texas

Led Division III in passing yards (3,580) and passing yards per game (358.0) … finished sixth in completions per game (25.90) and eighth in both passing touchdowns (30) and total offense (352.6 ypg.) … had 14 touchdown throws of 30 yards or longer and five games with more than 400 yards passing … volunteered at local blood drive, as well as with Special Olympics and at the local food shelf … active volunteer with local church by helping the elderly and teaching youth.

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