Senior quarterback Anthony Abenoja solidified his place in PSU football history, finishing fourth in voting for the 2014 Harlon Hill Trophy.
A native of Overland Park, Kan., Abenoja completed 263 of 432 passes (.609) for 3,871 yards and 32 TDs with 10 INTs, averaging 298.7 passing yards per game and compiling a 155.96 passer rating. He also carried he ball 70 times for 65 net yards with three scores.
Abenoja ranks third in Division II in passing yards (3871), 10th nationally in passing yards per attempt (8.96 ypa), 12th in the country in passing yards per completion (14.72 ypc) and 15th nationally in passing efficiency (155.96 rating).
He set an NCAA Division II record with 314 consecutive passes without an interception in 13 games, spanning from Oct. 19, 2013, to Oct. 18, 2014.
Abenoja holds seven of Pitt State’s 10 top single-game passing totals, including a school record 442 passing yards vs. Lincoln on Sept. 27, 2013. He also set the Pitt State single-game total offense record (463 yards) that day. Abenoja enjoyed a pair of 400-yard passing days in 2014. During his 438-yard passing day vs. Emporia State on Oct. 11 he helped teammate Gavin Lutman break the MIAA’s two-decade-old single-game receiving record. Lutman caught 10 passes for 268 yards and four TDs.
The Hill Trophy is sponsored by the City of Florence, Ala., Florence-Lauderdale Tourism, Opti-Net, the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa and Herff Jones.