SHIPPENSBURG -- Shippensburg University junior quarterback Zach Zulli is one of three finalists for the 2012 Harlon Hill Trophy, Division II's equivalent to the Heisman Trophy.
Zulli is the first Red Raider player to ever earn an invitation to the trophy presentation. This year's announcement will be held Dec. 14 in Florence, Ala.
Zulli leads all divisions of college football this season with 54 touchdown passes and 4,747 passing yards; he tied the NCAA single-season record for touchdown passes and broke NCAA single-season records for total points (344) and touchdowns (57).
The other finalists are running backs Franklyn Quiteh of Bloomsburg and Michael Hill of Missouri Western State. Voting is done by sports information directors at the 169 schools that compete in Division II football.
Quiteh leads all of Division II in rushing this season with an average of 176.8 yards per game. He carried the ball 287 times for 2,121 yards and 24 touchdowns. Hill captured the 2012 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Offensive Player of the Year honor after running for 2,065 yards and 16 touchdowns.