FLORENCE, Ala. (roarlions.com) - University of North Alabama senior quarterback Jacob Tucker of Linden, Tenn., is one of nine national finalists in the running for the 2016 Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year.
The finalists were selected from an initial field of 43 nominees by the NCAA Division II sports information directors in regional voting. They will be placed on the national ballot where all 171 of the division's SIDs will select the award's 31st winner.
The top two players from three super regions advanced to the national ballot, and three advanced from Super Region 4 due to a tie in the voting. The list of 2016 finalists is comprised of six quarterbacks, two running backs and one receiver. Seven of the finalists helped lead their teams into the 2016 NCAA Division II playoffs and five are on team's competing in this weekend's quarterfinal matchups.
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