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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Hillsdale running back Joe Glendening named finalist for Division II's Harlon Hill Trophy

Brian VanOchten, Grand Rapids Press
November 21, 2011

Joe Glendening, a former East Grand Rapids High School football standout, had little expectation for being named as one of the nine national finalists for the 2011 Harlon Hill Trophy after missing one entire game and part of another contest due to a concussion late in the season at Hillsdale College.

"I’m definitely surprised," said Glendening, who is up for the NCAA Division II equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. "It was tough missing that game. Actually, my body felt great coming back from that.

"It’s an honor to be a finalist."

The 5-foot-10, 188-pound Glendening made the initial list of 22 Harlon Hill candidates earlier this month.

He ended up being one of the top two vote getters in Super Region 3, which includes the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, on a ballot of D-II sports information directors from around the nation.

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