HANOVER, N.H. — The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the members of the 2018 NFF Hampshire Honor Society today, and Dartmouth had 11 of its student-athletes selected for inclusion. That total was nearly double the Big Green’s previous largest class, and made Dartmouth one of just 18 schools to have at least 10 honorees, a group that included two other Ivy League schools — Brown and Yale.

The 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 career. An all-time high of 1,251 players from a record-tying 302 schools qualified for membership in the society’s 12th year. The student-athletes must have been a starter or a significant substitute in their last year of eligibility and meet all NCAA- (or NAIA-) mandated progress towards degree requirements and graduation.

The Dartmouth honorees are:

Athlete Position Major GPA
Colin Boit S Economics modified with Mathematics 3.27
Brennan Cascarano DL Government 3.37
Jeremiah Douchee DL African-American Studies 3.31
Ben Hagaman OL History 3.27
Jack Heneghan QB Economics 3.79
Jimmy Knight LB Economics 3.26
Charlie Pontarelli DL Earth Sciences 3.25
Cam Poole TE Government 3.35
Cameron Skaff TE Government 3.25
David Smith PK Sociology modified with Economics 3.21
Ryder Stone RB Environmental Studies 3.33

The Hampshire Honor Society represents a powerful component in the organization's rich history as an innovator in promoting the scholar-athlete ideal. Launched in 1959 with a donation from Hall of Fame coach (and Dartmouth head coach from 1934-40) Earl “Red” Blaik, the NFF's National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments, became the first initiative in history to grant postgraduate scholarships based on a player's combined academic success, football performance and community leadership. And, since its inception, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards program has awarded $11.3 million to 841 top scholars and community leaders.

Spring practice opened yesterday for Dartmouth and will conclude with the Green-White game on Saturday, May 5.

Note: Dartmouth’s previous high for players included in the honor society was six, achieved twice — 2012 and 2014.