1997 Winner

Irvin Sigler
Senior; Running Back
Bloomsburg University

After becoming one of the few running backs in collegiate history to average better than 200 yards per game, Irvin Sigler of Bloomsburg University became the 1997 winner of the Hill Trophy.  He finished second in Division II rushing (203.8), fourth in scoring (12.0 ppg), and third in all-purpose yards (213.1).  Sigler became the leading rusher in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference history with 5,105 career rushing yards.   He also established the PSAC record for rushing yards in a season with 2,038.   He was one of only two running backs in Division II history to average over 200 yards per game in a season.  Rushed for over 100 yards in all ten games for the Huskies, including a string of five straight games with 200 yards or more.  He also scored five touchdowns in a 68-6 win over Cheyney, becoming the first PSAC player to accomplish that feat twice in a career.  During his career, Sigler set or tied 29 national and school records.  He rushed for a combined 3,802 yards during his junior and senior seasons, scoring 45 touchdowns in that span.  He is the PSAC's all-time leading career rusher (5,105), and also for a season (2,038). Sigler was named 1996 PSAC Offensive Player of the Year, while being honored on three Division II All-America teams.   He helped lead Bloomsburg to a fourth consecutive PSAC Eastern Division title, as Bloomsburg became the first PSAC school to win four consecutive division titles.

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Harlon Hill Award Committee
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