Kentucky Wesleyan wide receiver Keelan Cole has been nominated for the 2016 Harlon Hill Trophy, the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year Award, according to the National Harlon Hill Award Committee.
Cole, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound, senior from Louisville (Central HS), nomination marks the first in Kentucky Wesleyan College history. He was named Great Midwest Athletic Conference Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Year on Monday.
Cole in NCAA Division II Statistical Rankings:
No. 1, Kickoff Return TDs—2
No. 2, All-Purpose Yards—198.1
No. 4, Receiving Yards—1,401
No. 4, Yards per Reception—24.6
No. 5, Receiving Yards per game—127.4
No. 7, Receiving TDs—15
No. 14, Kickoff Returns—29.4
No. 22, Total TDs—17
No. 25, Combined Kick Returns—728
No. 28, Total Points Scored—102
No. 29, Scoring—9.3

The list includes 42 players from each of the four Division II Super Regions. The Panthers are member of Super Region Four. Cole is one of two receivers nominated from the Region.
The winner of the 2016 award will be announced on Friday, December 16 via a webcast.
-Harlon Hill Trophy-

Roy Pickerill
Sports Information Director
Kentucky Wesleyan College