April 11, 2018

Two Buckeyes Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Elijaah Goins and Sam Hubbard have been named members of the 2018 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced today.

Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have completed their final year of playing in 2017, achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and met all NCAA mandated progress towards degree completion.

A three-year member of the football program, Goins was played 26 games over the 2016 and 2017 seasons while studying pharmacy and working a part-time job at a Hilliard drug store. A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and OSU Scholar-Athlete, he graduated in December of 2017 and is on his way to pharmacy school. Last August, Goins was rewarded for his efforts in the program by being awarded a scholarship.

Like Goins, Hubbard graduated in December of 2017 and earned his degree in finance. He spent four years at Ohio State, was a first-team Academic All-American in 2016 and ranks 15th all-time in both quarterback sacks (17.0) and tackles-for-loss yardage (154). He contributed 29.5 total tackles for loss during his career and 116 tackles. Off the field, he utilized Ohio State’s internship program to spend a week at Goldman Sachs in New York City in 2016 and JPMorgan Chase in 2017.

Both Hubbard and Goins were among the 40 football players who recently earned OSU Scholar-Athlete honors, the highest total in eight years.

As the society celebrates its 12th year, an all-time high 1,251 players from a record-tying 302 schools qualified for membership.