By Greg Ostendorf
AUBURN, Ala. – Seven Auburn football players were selected by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) on Wednesday as members of the 2018 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which 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.
The group from Auburn includes tight end Pete Berryman, kicker Daniel Carlson, offensive lineman Casey Dunn, long snapper Ike Powell, offensive lineman Braden Smith, holder Tyler Stovall and linebacker Keenan Sweeney.
Auburn's seven selections were the second-most of any team among all Power 5 conferences, trailing only Arkansas (9). An all-time 1,251 players from a record-tying 302 schools qualified for membership in the society's 12th year.
“We are pleased to see another record number of athletes honored by the Hampshire Honor Society this year,” NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell said. “Over the past decade, it has become a powerful vehicle for schools to recognize their college football players who have distinguished themselves both academically and athletically, and we congratulate the schools and each of these young men for their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their lives.”
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