Six Bulldogs Named To NFF’s Hampshire Society

first_imgIn addition to maintaining a level of academic excellence, being a starter or significant on-field contributor and meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards a degree is also needed for inclusion in the Hampshire Society. The group is comprised entirely of student-athletes that have met those requirements and exhausted their eligibility. “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.” Newell led the team with nine pass break-ups and was named All-PFL honorable mention. Reichardt was named Academic All-PFL first team and led the Bulldogs with 504 rushing yards with five touchdowns. Evans was a two-time All-PFL selection and was named second team CoSIDA Academic All-America and first team CoSIDA Academic All-District. On the field he led the team with 7.5 tackles for a loss and six sacks. Ostrander recorded 29 receptions for 361 yards with four touchdowns and earned All-PFL honorable mention. A total of 1,251 student-athletes across all divisions of college football were honored with 54 coming from the Pioneer Football League. Print Friendly Version Lemke was also a two-time All-PFL selection and garnered First Team All-PFL this last season after starting all 11 games and helped the Bulldogs average nearly 27 points per game. IRVING, Texas – Six members of the Drake University football team have been named to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced on Wednesday. Tanner Evans, Ryan Lemke, Mike Maize, Kyrell Newell, Connor Ostrander and Brock Reichardt were all named to the prestigious group that is comprised of college football student-athletes that have maintained a 3.2 or higher grade point average throughout their collegiate careers. Maize garnered All-PFL second team honors and ranked third on the team with 65 tackles.last_img read more