IRVING, Texas – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the members of the 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society on Wednesday, April 10, recognizing 27 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) student-athletes across eight institutions.
NCAC honorees included Allegheny’s David Perez (Tempe, AZ/Fairfax), Jacob Reidenbach (New Philadelphia, OH/New Philadelphia) and Tristan Rhoades (Chicora, PA/Karns City); Denison’s David Weimar (Pickerington, OH/Pickerington Central) and Jeremy Woelfer (Noblesville, IN/Hamilton Southeastern); DePauw’s Cade Jones (Muncie, IN/Delta), Matt Labus (Westfield,IN/Guerin Catholic), Ramon Lopez (St. Charles, IL/St. Charles East), Brad Myers (Lafayette, IN/McCutcheon), Nate Orrison (Wheaton, IL/Glenbard West) and Zach Williams (Avon, IN/Avon); Kenyon’s Josh Abrams (Willow Grove, PA/Upper Moreland), Taaj Davis (Oaktown, VA/Potomac School), Rob Meagher (Belvedere Tiburon, CA/St. Ignatius), Ian Robertson (Aliso Viejo, CA/Aliso Niguel) and Herbert Wakefield (Waldorf, MD/Westlake); Ohio Wesleyan’s Colten Harvey (Shelby, OH/Shelby), Michael Smosny (Elyria, OH/Elyria) and Joe Yurik (Parma, OH/Valley Forge); Wabash’s Oliver Page (South Bend, IN/Saint Joseph’s); Wittenberg’s Liam Duncan (Eugene, OR/South Eugene), Michael Ford (Millersport, OH/Watkins Memorial) and Donald Hefelfinger (Mason, OH/Mason); Wooster’s Connor Allan (East Aurora, NY/East Aurora), Russell Boston (Pittsburgh, PA/Liberty (WA)), Marcus Bowers (Roseville, MI/Fraser) and Hunter Coia (Oldsmar, FL/Canterbury).
1,643 players were honored by the NFF in 2019, setting a new high-water mark, eclipsing the previous record of 1,274 honorees in 2018. A total of 424 schools represented breaks the previous mark of 308 set in 2018.
The initiative has now honored 10,660 student-athletes since its inception, and the program has experienced growth every year in either members or school participation since its launch in 2007.