IRVING, Texas -- Six members of Franklin & Marshall's football team were amongst the inductees to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Society. F&M's honorees were:
Connor Bannon (New Market, Md. / Linganore)
Steve Gerovasilis (Cockeysville, Md. / Hereford)
Joe Granahan (Garnet Valley, Pa. / Garnet Valley)
Brendan Kilkenny (Ramsey, N.J. / Ramsey)
Tyler Shubert (Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Mechanicsburg Area)
Vince Speranza (Syosset, N.Y. / Chaminade)
The Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who meet the following criteria:
- 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 the entire course of undergraduate study
- Meeting all NCAA-mandated progress toward degree requirements.
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 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 777 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide.