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    2014 NFF Hampshire Society Features Five Wildcat Seniors

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    Brandon Williams (left) and Jeff Budzien were two of five NU seniors listed in the 2014 NFF Hampshire Honor Society.

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    Brandon Williams (left) and Jeff Budzien were two of five NU seniors listed in the 2014 NFF Hampshire Honor Society.
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    April 29, 2014

    Complete Release -- 2014 Hampshire Honor Society

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Five members of Northwestern's 2013 senior class -- All-Big Ten place-kicker Jeff Budzien, long snapper Pat Hickey, defensive end Tyler Scott, running back Mike Trumpy and punter Brandon Williams -- were among those recognized Tuesday as members of the 2014 Hampshire Honor Society, the National Football Foundation has announced.

    "We continue to raise the bar each year for the number of student-athletes who qualify for membership in the Hampshire Honor Society," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "The Hampshire Honor Society plays an important role in highlighting that college football players clearly play a leadership role in the classroom as well as on the playing field. We congratulate each of these young men for their commitment to excellence."

    Qualifications for membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society include:

    • Being a starter or a significant contributor in one's last year of eligibility (or a senior who has declared for the NFL Draft) at an 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.

    Three of the five NU honorees are in the process of completing master's degrees begun last fall. All five were Academic All-Big Ten honorees, while Trumpy garnered 2013 Capital One Academic All-District distinction.

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