CHICAGO – Seven members of the University of Chicago football team were inducted into the 2018 Hampshire Honor Society by the National Football Foundation on Wednesday.
A total of 1,251 players from 302 schools across all divisions of play were added as members of the society's 12th all-time class.
The seven UChicago seniors include defensive back Grant Byrne, running back Chandler Carroll, defensive end Peter Casey, defensive end Erik Dammen-Brower, fullback Matt Galloway, offensive lineman Owen Moore and wide receiver Jamie Rieger. Over the past four seasons, those seniors helped lead the Maroons to a 24-15 overall record (.615 winning percentage).
Members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must meet the following qualifications:
- Completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2017;
- Graduated players, who have remaining eligibility but will not return to collegiate play (e.g. declared for NFL Draft or retired from football), may also be nominated.
- Achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study;
- Met all NCAA- or NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements;
- Been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2017 season.