Velichko caps a college football career with induction into the Hampshire Honor Society.
There were conference championships, individual accomplishments, and academic successes in 2017.
The nation's leading tackler is tops academically, too.
Velichko is one of 181 National Scholar-Athlete candidates and an $18,000 post-graduate schoalrship.
For the third year in a row, a record-number of student-athletes are being honored for superior academic performance.
San Jose State at Nevada
Photos from New Mexico @ San Jose State on Oct. 24, 2015.
NCAA Football: San Jose State squares off against Auburn at Jordan Hare Stadium.
San Jose State fell to Air Force 37-16 in the second game of the season.
Here is a look at the 13 SJSU student-athletes to receive 2015 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar honors.
AT SAN JOSE STATE: Completed five seasons with the Spartans... 48 games played and 23 starts... Finished #5 on the San Jose State list for career receptions with 151 and #11 in career receiving yards with 1,699... Three games with 100 or more receiving yards... Versatile player who was a wide receiver or a running back in the offensive scheme and a kickoff and punt returner... A 2016 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award winner of an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship and one of 12 Campbell Trophy finalists for the top scholar-athlete award in college football... A 2015 and 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District VII honoree... One of 15 national semifinalists for the 2016 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Award given by Diverse Issues in Higher Education... Three-time San José State University Dean's List student, Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and Mountain West All-Academic team selection... One of 177 Spartan student-athletes honored by the National Consortium for Athletics and Sports on 2015 National Student-Athlete Day... Was enrolled in the San José State University master's degree program in interdisciplinary studies.
2016: One of four 2016 team captains... Team leader and sixth in the Mountain West in receptions per game at 4.6... Had single-season career-highs of 55 receptions for 648 yards... Single-game career-high 11 receptions for 147 yards against Air Force (11/19)... Had eight receptions for 114 yards and One of only two Spartans to catch a pass in all 12 games... Career long 65-yard touchdown reception at New Mexico (10/1)... First TD catch of the season was at Iowa State (9/24)... Had rushing touchdowns at New Mexico and in the UNLV win (10/29)... Career long 36-yard run vs. Hawai'i (10/8)... Was the team's punt returner the first three games of the season and was used as a kickoff returner.. All of his kickoff returns for the season came in the San Diego State game (10/21).
2015: Most productive season to date at the major college level… Only Spartan with a pass reception in every regular-season game… Had a pass reception for a touchdown against Georgia State in the AutoNation Cure Bowl nullified due to a penalty... Played in 13 games and was a starter in nine contests... Third on the team in pass receiving with personal single-season bests of 39 receptions and 424 receiving yards...Five receiving touchdowns was second best on the squad… Season-high six receptions in the season-opening win over New Hampshire (9/3)… One of two players on the team to score three touchdowns in a game with his three scores at Nevada (11/14)… Caught a pair of 13-yard touchdown passes and recovered a fumble in the end zone for six points at Nevada… Scored five touchdowns in the final three regular season games… Tied for third on the team in scoring with six touchdowns… Had his career-long 49-yard touchdown catch in the Fresno State victory (9/26)… Returned a punt and a kickoff during the season… Officially one rush in four different games... Long carry of 12 yards vs. New Hampshire.
2014: Played in the first 11 games of the season and was a starter in three of the first four contests... Was a running back, wide receiver and return specialist... Third on the team in pass receiving with 35 for 430 yards and a touchdown... His 12.3 yards per catch average was second-best among Spartans with 10 or more receptions... Caught a pass in 10 of the 11 games he played... Was the first Spartan during the season to record a 100-plus receiving yardage game with eight receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown at Navy (10/25)... Also had five catches in the Wyoming win (10/18) and against Hawai'i (11/15)... Career-long 46-yard pass reception came at Minnesota (9/20) and set up the Spartans' first touchdown of the game... Fourth on the team in rushing with 107 yards on 32 carries... Had his career-long 24-yard run for a touchdown vs. Nevada (9/27)... Was the team leader with his 22.3 yard kickoff return average.
2013: Played in all 12 games and was in the starting lineup three times... Saw action at running back, wide receiver and as a return specialist... Fourth on the team with 219 rushing yards and a touchdown... Was the team's leading rusher in the Hawai'i triiumph with 93 yards on 21 carries... Part of a freshman trio with Jarrod Lawson and Thomas Tucker to rush for more than 200 yards in a game twice during the season... Gained 230 yards against Hawai'i and 308 in the UNLV victory (11/2)... His 9-yard touchdown run was one of seven San Jose State touchdowns in the Wyoming triumph (10/26)... One of seven Spartans to catch 20 or passes with his 22 receptions for 197 yards and two touchdowns... Caught at least one pass in 10 games... Had a season-high three receptions against Utah State (9/27), Wyoming, San Diego State (11/9) and Nevada (11/16)... Both of his touchdown catches came in the San Diego State contest... Most frequently used kickoff return specialist with 21 returns for an 18.6 average... His 45-yard opening kickoff return in the Hawai'i win set up the game's first score and was the longest by a Spartan in 2013... Averaged 5.4 yards per punt return.
2012: Completed the season as a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (Coach Mike Janda) and track and field at Bellarmine Prep in San Jose...A two-time first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League, 2011 first-team All-Central Coast Section and 2011 second-team San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro pick...Rushed for 2,053 yards and 25 touchdowns and averaged 7.3 yards carry in three seasons...10 interceptions and 95 tackles in his final two seasons as a defensive back...A sprinter on the track and field team.
MORE ON TIM: Graduated magna cum laude in the 2016 spring semester as a business management information systems major ... He is a native of Macon, Ga.