In yet another case of Marcus Mariota being a disgustingly wonderful human being, the former Oregon quarterback took home one more honor the day before he officially leaves college football and joins the NFL.
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner led a list of 817 players on the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society list for 2015 – basically the Dean’s List for college football at large.
“The Hampshire Honor Society plays an important role in highlighting that college football players clearly play a leadership role in the classroom as well as on the playing field,” said NFF president and CEO Steve Hatchell. “We congratulate each of these young men for their commitment to excellence.”
To join the Hampshire Honor Society a player must carry a 3.2 grade-point average throughout their college career, be a starter or significant contributor in his final year of eligibility and meet all NCAA or NAIA eligibility requirements.
“We have honored nearly 6,000 student-athletes in the last nine years thanks to Jon Hanson’s generosity,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. “We are grateful for his passionate belief in the scholar-athlete ideal, and the Hampshire Honor Society allows us to showcase the names of tomorrow’s leaders while inspiring future generations to follow in their footsteps.”
Among the other big names joining Mariota on the list (which can be seen here in full) are former Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty, former Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly, former South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson and former Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton.
Oh, and did we mention Mariota is establishing a four-year scholarship at his former high school in Honolulu? This guy is just the worst.