(IRVING, Texas) – The Carnegie Mellon University football team had 11 student-athletes named to the 2017 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (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.
A total of 1,091 players from 298 schools qualified for membership as the society celebrates its 11th year, setting a new record for the number of players honored in the history of the program, which began in 2007.
Qualifications for membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society include:
- Being a starter or a significant contributor in one's last year of eligibility (or a senior who has declared for the NFL Draft) at an NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III or an NAIA college or university;
- Achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study; and
- Meeting all NCAA/NAIA mandated progress towards degree requirements.
The 11 Tartans recognized were:
Safety Samer Abdelmoty
Defensive Lineman Jacob Bartel
H-Back Frank Bello
Defensive Lineman Jack Fagan
Defensive Lineman Brian Khoury
Offensive Lineman Luke McDonald
Offensive Lineman Luke Nealley
Offensive Lineman W. Tyler Reid
Placekicker Gabe Renna
Corner Back Aaryn Watson
Defensive Lineman Ben Winebrake