IRVING, Texas -- Eight members of Franklin & Marshall's football team were amongst the inductees to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Society. F&M's honorees were:
Brian Denoncour (Broomall, Pa. / The Haverford School)
Jack Donaghy (Havertown, Pa. / Haverford)
Matt Hamby (Glen Mills, Pa. / Garnet Valley)
Derek Kleinman (Montclair, N.J. / Montclair Kimberley Acad)
Kevin Lammers (Haddon Heights, N.J. / Bishop Eustace Prep.)
Drew Tomlinson (Haddonfield, N.J. / Haddonfield Memorial)
Phillip Weiser (Robesonia, Pa. / Conrad Weiser)
Walt Wynkoop (Princeton, N.J. / Hunterdon Central)
The Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who meet the following criteria:
- Being a starter or a significant substitute in one's last year of eligibility at an accredited 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 the entire course of undergraduate study
- Meeting all NCAA-mandated progress toward degree requirements.
An impressive 1,432 players from 364 schools qualified for membership in the Society's 14th year.
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 775 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide. The initiative has now honored 12,127 student-athletes since its inception.