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Doty and Hemingway Named to 2024 NFF Hampshire Honor Society
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Doty and Hemingway Named to 2024 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

University of South Carolina football student-athletes Luke Doty and Tonka Hemingway are among the elite group of players honored as part of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s 2024 Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF announced today.

The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA and spring football. Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must be either:

  • A senior player, who will graduate this spring/summer, and just completed his final year of playing eligibility in 2023; or
  • A graduated player, who has been out of high school at least (3) years;

And must have:

  • Attained a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 (4.0 scale); and
  • Been starters or contributors throughout the 2023 season.

Doty, a 6-1, 210-pound athlete from Myrtle Beach, S.C., graduated in December 2023 with a degree in psychology. Hemingway, a 6-3, 295-pound defensive tackle from Conway, S.C., also graduated in December with a degree in public health.

“We are thrilled to honor a record number of athletes as part of this year’s Hampshire Honor Society,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “Over the last 18 years, the Hampshire Honor Society has served as 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.”

The NFF Hampshire Honor Society capitalizes on the NFF’s National Scholar-Athlete program by greatly expanding the number of scholar-athletes the NFF can recognize each year. The program further strengthens the organization’s leadership role in encouraging academic performance by the student-athletes at the 772 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide.

An elite group of 1,989 players from 339 schools qualified for membership in 2024, setting a new record for the number of members in a single year during the program’s 18-year history. The initiative has now honored 18,387 student-athletes since its inception.