Dax Hollifield, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech linebacker Dax Hollifield, a senior majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise, has been named a Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete.

Hollifield, who is from Shelby, North Carolina, has a 3.26 grade-point average is interested in becoming a strength and conditioning coach or a nutritionist. He aspires to play pro football, but also is interested in attending medical school. He is an avid welder. On the field, he was an All-ACC honorable mention selection last season.

The Military Bowl and 3M are proud to announce the members of the second annual Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program, recognizing some of the brightest minds taking the football field in the ACC and the American Athletic Conference.

“Once again the Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program is shining a light on a remarkable group of student-athletes,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “These young men are leaders on and off the field, taking head on the challenges of rigorous course work while helping their teams every Saturday.”

The Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.

“3M is excited to recognize these outstanding students pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields,” said Skip Driessen, Director of 3M Government Markets. “We know how hard these scholar-athletes have worked on the field and in the classroom and look forward to their continued success.”