FIVE FOOTBALL PLAYERS NAMED TO NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY

FIVE FOOTBALL PLAYERS NAMED TO NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY

IRVING, Texas — Five members of the Sacramento State football team were recognized on the 2018 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.

The five recipients were running back Joseph Ajeigbe, offensive tackle Jonathan Bade, defensive lineman Kyle Evanski, linebacker Tyler Meteer and tight end Stone Sander. All five played large roles in the team's success in 2017 where Sacramento State finished the season with a 7-4 overall record and a 6-2 mark in Big Sky Conference games. The five were the second most in the Big Sky Conference.

The members of the honor society are 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 1,251 players from a record-tying 302 schools qualified for membership in the society's 12th 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 778 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide.

The initiative has now honored 8,994 student-athletes since its inception, and the program has experienced growth every year in either members or school participation since its launch in 2007.

Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have:

• 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.