IRVING, Texas – Offensive lineman Dan Kruger has been named to the 2014 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced today by the NFF.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of football players from all divisions who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career. Kruger is one of 838 players from 267 schools that qualified for membership in the society’s eight year.
Kruger is the 15th UNI football player to receive this honor, joining recent members Kyle Bernard, Ben Boothby, August Hadenfeldt and Jarred Herring on the list. The Panthers have had a student-athlete named to the Honor Society every year since 2006.
The Wesley, Iowa native was a four-year starter for UNI on the offensive line, seeing action in 45 games in his career and starting in 39. He was named to the All-MVFC second team his senior season.
He was instrumental in creating holes in the opposing defensive line during the 2013 season, allowing the UNI running back corps to gain 1,962 yards on the ground. He was also a part of the offensive line that only allowed 16 sacks during the season and was ranked fifth in the MVFC in tackles for loss allowed.
To qualify for membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the football student-athlete must be a starter or a significant contributor in one’s last year of eligibility at an NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III or an NAIA college or university. They must also maintain a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA throughout undergraduate study while meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.