14 SAA football student-athletes honored as NFF Hampshire Honor Society members

14 SAA football student-athletes honored as NFF Hampshire Honor Society members

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

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