Bembry Garners Hampshire Honor Society Induction

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the members of the 2019 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. An all-time high of 1,678 players from a record 430 schools qualified for membership in the Society's 13th year.

Senior defensive lineman, Tyler Bembry, was selected to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society as the first Chowan Football player to achieve this honor.

"We are pleased to see another record number of athletes honored by the Hampshire Honor Society this year," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "For more than a 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."

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 1,678 players honored in 2019 sets a new high water mark, eclipsing the previous record of 1,274 honorees in 2018. The 430 schools represented breaks the previous mark of 308 set in 2018.

The initiative has now honored 10,695 student-athletes since its inception, and the program has experienced growth every year in either members or school participation since its launch in 2007.

For the full list of honorees click here.

Evann Carpenter | Athletics | ercarpenter@chowan.edu

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