The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced yesterday the members of the 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society including three Army West Point's David Cooper, Malik Hancock and Jack Sides.
Honorees are comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. An impressive 1,432 players from 364 schools qualified for membership in the Society's 14th year.
"It is great to see three of our players honored by the National Football Foundation for their accomplishments in the classroom," said head coach Jeff Monken. "David, Malik and Jack represent the very best of what it means to be a cadet-athlete at the United States Military Academy. They help make their teammates and our coaching staff better on and off the field."
Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have:
- Completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2019;
---Graduated players, who have remaining eligibility but will not return to collegiate play (e.g. declared for NFL Draft or retired from football), may also be nominated.
- Achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study;
- Met all NCAA or NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements; and
- Been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2019 season.
Cooper boasts a 3.697 grade-point average as a Mechanical Engineering major. He was named to the Dean's List for all seven semesters at the Academy. He will join the Engineers Corps upon graduation. Read more.