Four Wildcats Named to NFF Honor Society
May 2, 2012
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s Tysyn Hartman, Alex Hrebec, Payton Kirk and Jordan Voelker have been named to the 2012 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced.
Hrebec, Kirk and Voelker were all First Team Academic All-Big 12 picks this past season, while Voelker also earned Academic All-District honors while also collected midseason All-Big 12 honors from Phil Steele at defensive end following a solid senior campaign. In 13 games this past season, Voelker collected 29 tackles, 4.5 sacks and four pass breakups, including a game-winning swat on fourth down of Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III in a win over Baylor.
The Wildcats went 10-3 in 2011 en route to a No. 8 final BCS ranking and a berth in the AT&T Cotton Bowl. Also, K-State saw a total of 16 players earn Academic All-Big 12 recognition in 2011, led by Hartman’s national academic honors.
Additionally, the Campbell Trophy is given to one member of each year's class as the absolute best. The winner of the Campbell Trophy receives a total scholarship of $25,000 and a stunning 24-inch, 25-pound bronze trophy. Through its chapter network, the NFF awards an additional $1 million to local high school student- athletes, bringing the NFF's annual scholarship total to more than $1.3 million.