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May 3, 2012
Greensboro, N.C. — A total of 16 Atlantic Coast Conference football student athletes were named to the 2012 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society announced Wednesday by the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career. A total of 721 players from 232 schools qualified for membership in the society's sixth year, marking this year's class as the largest since the program's creation in 2007.
Qualifications for membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society include: • 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 entire course of undergraduate study; and • Meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements and graduation.
Included among the ACC’s 16 honorees is Virginia Tech’s Danny Coale, the ACC’s 2011 winner of the Jim Tatum Award as its Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and 11 members of the 2011 All-ACC Academic Football Team.
2012 ACC Hampshire Honor Society Members
Hampton Hughes, Defensive Back, Boston College
Dawson Zimmerman, Punter, Clemson
Matt Daniels, Safety, Duke
Cooper Helfet, Tight End, Duke
Will Snyderwine, Placekicker, Duke
Johnny Williams, Cornerback, Duke
Zebrie Sanders, Offensive Tackle, Florida State
Roddy Jones, A-Back, Georgia Tech
John Calhoun, Fullback, Miami
Spencer Whipple, Quarterback, Miami
Mikel Overgaard, Offensive Tackle, NC State
Robert Randolph, Placekicker, Virginia
Collin Carroll, Holder, Virginia Tech
Danny Coale, Wide Receiver, Virginia Tech
Chris Drager, Tight End, Virginia Tech
Michael Hoag, Guard, Wake Forest