The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced 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 1,252 players from a record 304 schools qualified for membership in the society’s 12th year, highlighted by 24 total players from the NCAC collecting the prestigious honor.
Kenyon College led the way with eight members of its football team on the list, followed by DePauw with five, Denison and Wooster with four each, Ohio Wesleyan with two and Hiram with one.
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 778 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide.
Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have:
• Completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2017;
-Graduated players, who have remaining eligibility but will not return to collegiate play (e.g. declared for NFL Draft or retired from football), may also be nominated.
• 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.
|Denison||Matt Iammarino||Chagrin Falls, OH/Chagrin Falls|
|Denison||Ashton Millett||LaPlace, LA/East St. John|
|Denison||Thomas Olson||Colorado Springs, CO/Air Academy|
|Denison||Brice Winans||Ventura, CA/Ventura|
|DePauw||Jake Betrucci||Valparaiso, IN/Wheeler|
|DePauw||Jonathon Brugman||Lorton, VA/Menwith Hill|
|DePauw||Jake Hagan||Indianapolis, IN/Cardinal Ritter|
|DePauw||Jeremy Trudell||Highland Park, IL/Highland Park|
|DePauw||J.T. Williams||Lizton, IN/Tri-West|
|Hiram||Mike Skizenta||Bedford, OH/Bedford|
|Kenyon||Ian Bell||Chagrin Falls, OH/Hawken|
|Kenyon||Brandon Byrd||Solon, OH/Solin|
|Kenyon||Jules Desroches||Rockville, MD/Landon School|
|Kenyon||Michael Itschner||Loudonville, OH/Loudonville|
|Kenyon||Christian Janssen||Winnetka, IL/Loyola Academy|
|Kenyon||Jacob LaPoint||Toledo, OH/Whitmer|
|Kenyon||Josh Walmer||Allentown, PA/Parkland|
|Kenyon||Curt Williams||Chesterland, OH/West Geauga|
|Ohio Wesleyan||Brad Brodek||Parma, OH/Valley Forge|
|Ohio Wesleyan||Richard Spernoga||Worthington, OH/Thomas Worthington|
|Wooster||Trevor Bowden||Eatonton, GA/Gatewood Schools|
|Wooster||Clayton Geib||London, OH/London|
|Wooster||Jack Marousek||North Royalton, OH/North Royalton|
|Wooster||Patrick Mohorcic||Highland Hts., OH/Gilmour Academy|