2018 NAIA National Football Player of the Year

NAIA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

The Rawlings-NAIA Football Player of the Year is an award sponsored by Rawlings. This prize is awarded annually to the best college football player in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

THIS YEARS WINNER…

TRENT SOLSMA, QUARTERBACK, MORNINGSIDE MUSTANGS

Solsma was also named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his service to the community.
Photo: AP/John Raoux

Solsma has had a prolific career for the Mustangs, setting school career and season records in passing yards, total offensive yards and touchdown passes. This season has been Solsma’s best as he’s guided the Mustangs to a 14-0 record, a No. 1-ranking and its second appearance in the NAIA Football National Championship. Solsma has thrown for 5,097 yards, 68 touchdowns and just six interceptions during his senior season. He has completed 72.6 percent of his passes (366-504) and averages 364.2 yards per game, posting an efficiency rating of 199.7.

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RELATED: Cancer survivor Solsma leads prolific Morningside pass attack into NAIA title game by Chris Boyle, The Dayton Beach News-Journal

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