SPRINGFIELD, Ohio—Bobby Saul was named to the 2017 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Society for his accomplishments in the classroom during his four-year career.
The society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.
A total of 1,091 players from 298 schools qualified for membership in the society's 11th year, both new single-year records in the history of the program. 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.
Saul concluded his career in red and white appearing in 32 games, recording 113 total tackles, with 15.5 of them going for a loss, including eight and-a-half sacks, a forced fumble and an interception. The defensive-lineman from Union, Ohio was also recognized by the North Coast Athletic Conference as a first team defensive selection.
The Hampshire Foundation is the charitable arm of The Hampshire Companies, a privately-held, fully-integrated real estate firm that has more than 60 years of hands-on, cycle-tested experience in acquiring, developing, leasing, repositioning, managing, financing and disposing of real estate. Founded by Jon F. Hanson, who served as NFF Chairman from 1994-2006, Hampshire is headquartered in Morristown, N.J. Learn more at www.hampshirere.com.
Wittenberg will open up the 2017 season on the road at Westminster (Pa.) on September 2 at 1:00PM.