Western Michigan University's Tim Hiller (football) has been named the recipients of the 2010 Bob James Memorial Award by the Mid-American Conference Faculty Athletics Representatives as announced by the league.
Hiller, who carries a perfect 4.0 grade point average in Western Michigan's Masters of Business Administration in Management program and had a 4.0 undergraduate grade average with a major in sales and business marketing, rewrote the Broncos' record books in his four seasons under center. He set or tied 18 school passing records, most notably career passing yards (11,329) and career passing touchdowns (99). The Orrville, Ohio native was also a two-time All-MAC quarterback and the 2005 MAC Freshman of the Year.
Hiller was a three-time Academic All-MAC selection, a 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American and recipient of the 2009 Wuerffel Trophy, symbolic of the football student athlete that shows excellence athletically, academically and in terms of giving back to the community. He is currently on the roster of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent.