IRVING, Texas (April 11, 2018) - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the members of the 2018 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. An all-time high 1,261 players from a record 305 schools qualified for membership in the society's 12th year.
"We are pleased to see another record number of athletes honored by the Hampshire Honor Society this year," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "Over the past decade, it has become a powerful vehicle for schools to recognize their college football players who have distinguished themselves both academically and athletically, and we congratulate the schools and each of these young men for their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their lives."
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society capitalizes on the NFF's National Scholar-Athlete program by greatly expanding the number of scholar-athletes the NFF can recognize each year. The program further strengthens the organization's leadership role in encouraging academic performance by the student-athletes at the 777 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide.
Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have had:
Completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2017.
Achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study and met all NCAA or NAIA mandated progress toward degree requirements.
Been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2017 season.
A total of 14 Southern Athletic Association (SAA) student-athletes were honored with this award.
Thomas Samonig - Austin
Andrew Jarreau - Millsaps
Jacob Kendall - Millsaps
Tyler Proctor - Millsaps
Joseph White - Millsaps
Kyle Edmiston - Rhodes
Blake Jacobs - Rhodes
Turner Kim - Rhodes
Bron McPherson - Rhodes
Sales Pinckney - Rhodes
Jay Douglass - Sewanee
James Hewell - Sewanee
Glenn Ireland - Sewanee
Mitchell Globe - Trinity