April 29, 2014
HOUSTON – Houston offensive lineman Kevin Forsch, who completed his playing career in January’s BBVA Compass Bowl, was named to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Society Tuesday.
Membership is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.
Forsch entered the 2013 season having already completed all degree requirements as a business major and is currently a member of the Bauer College of Business’ MBA program.
A four-year letterwinner, Forsch competed in 49 career games with 32 career starts. He was named to The American Athletic Conference’s All-Academic Team in February and was a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, awarded annually to the nation’s best scholar-athlete.
A total of 838 players from 267 schools qualified for membership in the society's eighth year, setting a new record for the number of members in the history of the program, which began in 2007.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society capitalizes on the NFF's current National Scholar-Athlete program greatly expanding the number of scholar-athletes the NFF can recognize each year. The program further strengthens the organization's leadership role in encouraging academic performance by the student-athletes who play football at the more than 700 college and universities with football programs nationwide. The initiative has honored 4,927 student-athletes since its inception, and the program has experienced growth every year in either members or school participation since its launch in 2007. The 2014 class of 838 players represents a new high water mark for members, eclipsing the old record mark by 117 student-athletes.
2014 FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS
Houston fans can guarantee a place in history by purchasing season tickets for the first ever season in the new Houston Football Stadium. General admission season tickets are currently on sale for only $140 as are Memorial Hermann Family Plan four-pack season tickets for just $299.
For those interested in purchasing 2014 reserved season tickets, fans may place a $200 season ticket deposit at UHCougars.com that will give access to participate in a 24-hour Select-A-Seat process in May. The $200 deposit is not a fee and will go towards the cost of season tickets. Lower level reserved season tickets begin at just $200.
Houston opens the 2014 season at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, when it hosts UTSA in the first ever game in the Houston Football Stadium.