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Bramer, Carr Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

April 29, 2014

By Jason Clay

IRVING, Texas - Fresno State seniors Lars Bramer and Derek Carr were both named to the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame 2014 NFF Hampshire Honor Society on Tuesday.

The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career. A total of 838 players from 267 schools qualified for membership in the society's eighth year, setting a new record for the number of members in the history of the program, which began in 2007.

"We continue to raise the bar each year for the number of student-athletes who qualify for membership in the Hampshire Honor Society," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "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. We congratulate each of these young men for their commitment to excellence."

Qualifications for membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society include:

• Being a starter or a significant contributor in one's last year of eligibility (or a senior who has declared for the NFL Draft) at an NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III or an NAIA college or university;
• Achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study; and
• Meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.

Last season, Shawn Plummer and Andrew Shapiro were selected to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society.



Carr was also named a National Scholar-Athlete by the NFF back in December, joining 15 other members of the 2013 class that were selected from a nationwide pool of 171 exceptional semifinalists from among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA. Carr received an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship for joining the prestigious class.

He became the third Bulldog to be honored as a NFF National Scholar-Athlete and Carr was also named a Capital One Academic All-American, becoming the fifth Academic All-American in school history.

Bramer is a two-time Mountain West All-Academic team selection and was a two-year starter for the Bulldogs. A criminology major, Bramer helped directed the Bulldog offense that in 2013 led the nation in passing, ranked third in total offense and sixth in scoring.

Bramer, a Clovis native and Buchanan High School graduate, made 20 career starts for Fresno State.

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