LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech offensive lineman Jacob Hines became the latest Red Raider on Wednesday to join the prestigious Hampshire Honor Society, which recognizes college football student-athletes from all divisions who maintain a cumulative 3.2 GPA throughout their college careers.
Hines was one of a record 1,643 student-athletes nationally who qualified for membership in the announcement by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF). This is the NFF's 13th year of inducting student-athletes into the society.
Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have the following:
Completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2018.
Graduated student-athletes, who have remaining eligibility but will not return to collegiate play (i.e. declared for NFL Draft or retired from football) may all be nominated.
Achieved a 3.2 cumulative GPA throughout entire course of undergraduate study.
Met all NCAA or NAIA mandated progress toward degree requirements.
Hines concluded his two-year career as a Red Raider last fall by appearing in seven games before suffering a season-ending injury. Hines, a native of Long Beach, California, was a staple in the offensive line rotation, making four starts on the year and six over his career at left guard.
Hines joins the likes of wide receiver Cameron Batson (2017), who is currently with the Tennessee Titans, and Justis Nelson (2016) as Red Raiders who have recently been honored as NFF Hampshire Honor Society members.