Wyoming Football Lands 10 in the 2023 NFF Hampshire Honor Society
* University of Wyoming press release
LARAMIE -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced on Wednesday the football student-athletes from all levels of college football who are being honored this year as members of the 2023 Hampshire Honor Society.
The University of Wyoming had 10 student-athletes earn the honor this year.
In previous years, the NFF awarded the honor only to student-athletes who had completed their playing eligibility the previous year. This year the NFF expanded its criteria to include student-athletes who may have playing eligibility remaining but who have graduated.
The specific qualifications for selection to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society for 2023 are as follows:
• A senior player, who will graduate this spring/summer, and just completed his final year of playing eligibility in 2022; or
• A graduated player, who has been out of high school at least (3) years;
And must have:
• Attained a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 (4.0 scale);
• Met all NCAA/NAIA-mandated progress towards degree requirements; and
• Been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2022 season.
This year’s honorees from the University of Wyoming listed alphabetically include:
• Parker Christensen, FB/TE, Sheridan, Wyo., 3.808 in Kinesiology and Health Promotion (Has completed his playing career)
• Frank Crum, OT, Laramie, Wyo., 3.500 in Master’s of Business Administration (Has one year of playing eligibility remaining)
• Ethan Drewes, DT, Longmont, Colo., 3.780 in Accounting (Has two years of playing eligibility remaining)
• Deron Harrell, CB, Denver, Colo., 3.400 in Education (Has one year of playing eligibility remaining)
• Marco Machado, C, Waco, Neb., 3.991 in Chemical Engineering (Has completed his playing career)
• Will Pelissier, WR, Big Horn, Wyo., 3.884 in Finance (Has two years of playing eligibility remaining)
• Clayton Stewart, P, Flower Mound, Texas., 3.625 in Master’s of Business Administration (Has one year of playing eligibility)
• Zach Watts, OG, Windsor, Colo., 3.600 in Master’s of Business Administration (Has completed his playing career)
• Treyton Welch, TE, Buffalo, Minn., 3.267 in Finance (Has one year of playing eligibility remaining)
• Wyatt Wieland, WR, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3.598 in Master’s of Business Administration (Has one year of playing eligibility)
This is the 16th time in the 17 years that the Hampshire Honor Society has been in existence that the University of Wyoming has had at least one individual selected. Nominees from all levels of college football are eligible for the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, including: NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, the NAIA and sprint football. The NFF Hampshire Honor Society was created in 2007 to honor college football student-athletes in all divisions. Jon F. Hanson, the chairman and founder of the Hampshire Companies, established an endowment to fund the NFF Hampshire Honor Society in `07. He was a former NFF Chairman from 1994-2006, and currently serves as NFF chairman emeritus.
Each player earning membership into this year’s Honor Society will receive a certificate commemorating their achievement.
A breakdown of the Wyoming Cowboys inducted into the Society through the years follows:
Hampshire Honor Society Members From the University of Wyoming
2023: Parker Christensen, Frank Crum, Ethan Drewes, Deron Harrell, Marco Machado, Will Pelissier, Clayton Stewart, Zach Watts, Treyton Welch and Wyatt Wieland
2022: Keegan Cryder and Chad Muma
2021: Justis Borton, Jeff Burroughs, Taylor Dodd and Skyler Miller
2020: Josiah Hall, Josh Harshman, Cooper Rothe, Nick Szpor and Ben Wisdorf
2019: Nico Evans, Adam Pilapil, Nick Smith and Andrew Wingard
2018: Drew Van Maanen
2017: Chase Roullier
2016: Cameron Coffman and Rafe Kiely
2015: Keenan Montgomery, Mark Nzeocha and Stuart Williams
2013: Luke Ruff and Oliver Schober
2012: Clayton Kirven
2011: Dax Crum, Chris Prosinski and Alex Toney
2010: Russ Arnold, Weston Johnson and Jesson Salyards
2009: Jake Edmunds, Michael Ray and Chris Sundberg
2008: Luke Chase, Sean Claffey and Brandon Haugen
2007: Mike Groover, Tyler Holden and John Wendling
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