Three Tigers Named NFF Hampshire Honor Society Members

Three Tigers Named NFF Hampshire Honor Society Members

NFF Release | List of NFF Hampshire Honor Society Members

IRVING, Texas - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame has announced its NFF Hampshire Honor Society for college football. Sewanee football has three student-athletes selected to the list.

Jay Douglass, James Hewell and Glenn Ireland have been selected to the list to represent Sewanee.

Douglass was a four-year member of the offensive line for the Tigers. The Hoover, Ala. native is a two-time All-Southern Athletic Association Academic Team member.

Hewell played in all 10 games in 2017 for the Tigers, catching 10 plays from scrimmage for 125 yards and a touchdown. The All-SAA Honorable Mention member finished with 223 career yards on 22 receptions.

Ireland brought down 62 opposing players in 2017 for the football program, while also recovering a fumble and picking off the quarterback once. He finished his Sewanee career with 190 total tackles in 39 career games, averaging 4.9 per game.

The NFF Hampshire Honor 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 careers. An all-time high 1,267 players from a record 306 schools qualified for membership in the society's 12th year.

Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have:

  • 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; and
  • Met all NCAA- or NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements.
  • Been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2017 season.

About the Hampshire Foundation:

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

About The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame

Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include Football Matters®, the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, The William V. Campbell Trophy® presented by Fidelity Investments, annual scholarships of more than $1.3 million and a series of initiatives to honor the legends of the past and inspire the leaders of the future. NFF corporate partners include Delta Air Lines, Fidelity Investments, Herff Jones, New York Athletic Club, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, PrimeSport, the SportsBusiness Journal, SportsManias, Under Armour and VICIS. Learn more at

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