Hampshire Honor Society Includes Two Wyoming Cowboys
University of Wyoming seniors Cameron Coffman and Rafe Kiely were named to the 2016 Hampshire Honor Society Wednesday.
These two are among a record 872 players receiving the honor in its 10th year.
Coffman achieved a 3.27 cumulative grade-point average while earning his bachelor of arts in social science at Wyoming in December 2015. He earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors as a senior. Coffman was the Cowboys’ starting quarterback last season. He led the Mountain West Conference and ranked No. 28 in the nation in passing efficiency, with a passer rating of 147.4. Coffman was also second in the MW and No. 49 in the NCAA in passing yards per game (216.8 yards per game) and ranked fifth in the conference in total offense (203.7 yards per game).
Kiely was a semifinalist for the 2015 National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy, which honors the premier college football scholar-athlete each year. He was a three-time Academic All-Mountain West selection. Kiely earned a 3.43 cumulative grade-point average in marketing and management at UW, earning his bachelor of science degree in marketing in December 2014 and a second bachelor’s in management in December of 2015. During his Wyoming career, Kiely started 18 of 33 career games.
To qualify for selection to the Hampshire Honor Society, a college football player must achieve a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average, must meet all NCAA or NAIA progress toward degree requirements and must be a starter or significant contributor to their team in their final year of eligibility.
The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Football Hall of Fame made the announcement Wednesday.
This is the ninth time in the ten years of the Hampshire Honor Society that UW has had at least one individual selected. It also marks the eighth time Wyoming's had multiple honorees.
Among the past Cowboys honored, the distinguished list includes Mark Nzeocha, Stuart Williams, Chris Prosinski and John Wendling.