Colorado Mine's Friehauf wins Harlon Hill Trophy

FLORENCE, Ala. - Colorado School of Mines quarterback Chad Friehauf won the Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II college football player of the year on Friday night.

Friehauf, a senior from Brush, Colo., threw for 4,646 yards and 39 touchdowns in leading the Miners to their first ever playoff win and a 12-1 record. The Miners went 11-0 in the regular season, and were eliminated from the postseason by Pittsburg State.

The quarterback won over two other finalists - Fort Valley State halfback Derrick Wimbush and Southeast Oklahoma State quarterback Drew Beard.

The Harlon Hill winner is chosen by sports information directors, and the trophy is named for the star receiver who played for North Alabama from 1950-53.

Friehauf leads Division II in total offense with 412.5 yards per game, and is second in passing efficiency with a 170.7 rating.

He had a streak of 180 consecutive passes this season without an interception and completed 384 of 516 passes.

His total yards per game and his 5,363 total yards are division records.

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