Two Chadron State College football players were named on Wednesday to the 2021 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, in a release at footballfoundation.org. The student-athletes are Colt Foster, of Hemingford, Nebraska, and Sam McKinley, of Colorado Springs.
The honor society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play, who each maintained a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and concluded his career in 2020-21.
Foster, a senior tight end, totaled 70 receptions for 834 yards and five touchdowns in his career. As a sophomore he was named an All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and All-Region performer, as one of the top pass-catching tight ends in the nation. He also received Academic All-RMAC honor roll recognition three times.
McKinley an offensive lineman who converted into a tight end in 2020, appeared in 25 games during his career, either on the offensive line or on special teams. As a true freshman in 2016, he was named the Eagles’ Offensive Scout MVP as he redshirted with the scout team. He is also a three-time RMAC Academic honor roll recipient.
An elite group of 910 players from 255 schools qualified for membership in 2021, the society’s 15th year. The initiative has now honored 13,077 student-athletes since its inception.