BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell has placed five on the 2017 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, announced today by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF).
Rogers Clark, Andrew Franklin, Jarrett Ozimek, Keilin Rayner and Mason Sledge were all honored as NFF Hampshire Honor Society members. Campbell's five honorees match a school record high, set last season.
Find the full list of honorees here.
Comprised of college football players from all divisions of play, each has maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. A total of 1,089 players from 297 schools qualified for membership in the society's 11th year, both new single-year records in the history of the program.
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 who play football at the 777 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide.
Clark, a trust and wealth management major, is a two-time PFL Academic Honor Roll recipient, earning All-PFL honorable mention accolades in 2015. The defensive lineman registered 22 tackles, including five for loss in 2016.
Franklin, an offensive lineman, helped Campbell rank second in the PFL in rushing offense, standing 19th nationally at 209 yards per game. The history major is a three-time PFL Academic Honor Roll member.
Ozimek, a business administration major, is a four-time PFL Academic Honor Roll member, also earning a spot as a semifinalist for the NFF's 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy. He was named All-PFL honorable mention as a punter in 2015.
Rayner was also named to the 2016 PFL Academic Honor Roll in his only season at Campbell. The defensive lineman totaled 13 tackles, with two stops for loss while majoring in business administration.
Sledge, an education major, helped Campbell rank second in the PFL in rushing offense, standing 19th nationally at 209 yards per game on the offensive line. He was a 2016 PFL Academic Honor Roll recipient.
Campbell kicks off the 2017 season on Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m. against Methodist. Tickets are on sale now.