PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Two members of the 2016 Rutgers football team, Greg Jones and Quanzell Lambert, have been named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced today.
In its 11th year, the Hampshire Society is compromised of college football players from all divisions and recognizes senior football players who maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) throughout their college career.
Jones, a criminal justice major, started the first five games of 2016 before suffering a season-ending injury. He recorded 20 tackles (12 solo, eight assisted), including two for loss and one sack in his first season as a starter at linebacker. Jones also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2016.
Lambert, a double major in criminal justice and labor studies and employment relations, recorded 15 tackles, including 1.5 for loss in four games in 2016. He suffered an injury in the fourth game of the season, missing the final eight games. Lambert appeared in 40 career games with 15 starts at defensive end. For his career, Lambert has 86 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two pass deflections.
Lambert was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2015 and 2016.
The NFF honored 1,089 players in 2017, setting a record high which eclipsed the previous mark of 882 honorees in 2016. The 297 schools represented tops the previous record of 280 in both 2015 and 2016.
The initiative has honored 7,723 student-athletes since its inception, and the program has experienced growth every year in either members or school participation since its launch in 2007. The entire list can be found on the National Football Foundation website, http://www.footballfoundation.org.
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