April 29, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. - Anthony Kaspar has added a prestigious honor to his UC Davis football resumè with his inclusion on the 2014 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced by the organization on Tuesday morning.
Kaspar, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound defensive tackle from Dana Point, Calif., who finished his career with UC Davis this past fall, earned the distinction by achieving at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average during his Aggie tenure.
The NFF Hampshire Society honors football players who meet that standard, are starters or significant contributors and finished their last season of eligibility in 2013.
Kaspar is majoring in food science and was twice named to the All-Big Sky All-Academic team. He helped lead the defensive line last season, collecting 48 tackles including 2.5 sacks.
The NFF Hampshire Society honors players from all divisions of college football and is in its eighth year. A record 838 players from 267 schools qualified for the society this year.
"We continue to raise the bar each year for the number of student-athletes who qualify for membership in the Hampshire Honor Society," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "The Hampshire Honor Society plays an important role in highlighting that college football players clearly play a leadership role in the classroom as well as on the playing field. We congratulate each of these young men for their commitment to excellence."
UC Davis finished the 2013 season with a 5-7 overall record and a 5-3 mark in the Big Sky Conference.