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App State Football Sees Two Earn NFF Hampshire Honor Society Honors
Cole Garrison (L) had a 3.93 grade point average while Noah Hannon (R) had a 3.56 grade point average.
photos courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Football Sees Two Earn NFF Hampshire Honor Society Honors

App State Football alums Cole Garrison and Noah Hannon have been named members of the 2021 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which was released Wednesday by the National Football Foundation.

To be a member, players who completed their final year of eligibility in Fall 2020/Spring 2021 or graduates who are not returning to college competition must have attained a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 and been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2020-21 season.

Garrison finished with a 3.93 GPA as an exercise science major who played in 47 career games and started the first 10 games of the 2020 season at left tackle. A nominee for the Campbell Trophy that went to the nation’s top football scholar-athlete, he was accepted into UAB’s medical school after ranking in the top 13 percent nationally with an MCAT score of 513.

Hannon, an opening-game starter at center as a true freshman, started all 52 games that App State played during his career and has posted a 3.56 GPA as an exercise science major on schedule to graduate in May.

Hannon, a first-team All-Sun Belt pick in his final two seasons, and Garrison, a fourth-team All-Sun Belt pick by Phil Steele as a senior, were key figures on an offensive line that helped App State go 9-3 in 2020 and rank seventh nationally in rushing yards per game.