1994 Winner

Chris Hatcher
Senior; Quarterback
Valdosta State University

Chris Hatcher, one of the most prolific passers in Division II history claimed the 1994 Harlon Hill Trophy by putting up tremendous numbers and breaking numerous records.  Hatcher led Division II in passing efficiency with a 179.0 rating, completing 321-of-430 passes for 3,591 yards and 50 touchdowns.  He helped lead the Blazers to a 10-1 regular season record and into the Division II playoffs for the first time in school history.  He was a first-team All-Gulf South Conference pick and was GSC Offensive Player of the Year.  Hatcher threw just nine interceptions in 430 pass attempts and ranked fourth in Division II at 319.3 yards per game.  He was selected Gulf South Conference Player of the week three times.  He threw seven TD's in a game, six TD's in a game, and five TD's twice.   He broke Doug Williams Division II career TD pass record with 100 and set 10 national career records.  He broke his own school and conference record of consecutive completions (17) when he completed 20 straight passes in a victory over New Haven.  In that game he was 30-of-44 and was selected Sports Illustrated Player of the Week.  A captain in 1993 and 1994, Hatcher set 22 school passing records, 15 Gulf South Conference records, and 21 national records.  He was selected GTE Academic All-America in 1993, and was the Small College Player of the Year.  He was chosen Male Student Athlete of the Year at VSU in 1993-94, second team All GSC in 1992, and first team as a senior.  A first team All-American in 1993, Hatcher won the GSC Commissioner's Trophy, as the outstanding male student-athlete in 1993-94.  For his career, he completed 1,001 of 1,451 career passes for 10,878 yards and 116 touchdowns.
   

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