FAMU’s Elijah Richardson named to 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

From Florida A&M Sports Information:

IRVING, Texas | Florida A&M University senior linebacker Elijah Richardson was named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) 2020 Hampshire Honor Society on Wednesday.

The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. An impressive 1,432 players from 364 schools qualified for membership in the Society’s 14th year.

Richardson, a 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy Award Semifinalist, missed three games due to injury last season. The Port St. Lucie, Fla. native led the team in total tackles, with 73 and tackles for loss at 8.0 for 32 yards. In addition, Richardson, who is majoring in criminal justice, registered 3.5 sacks, two quarterback sacks and two pass breakups. 

Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have:

  • Completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2019;
    o Graduated players, who have remaining eligibility but will not return to 

    collegiate play (e.g. declared for NFL Draft or retired from football), may also be 

  • Achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of 

    undergraduate study; and 
  • Met all NCAA- or NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements. 
  • Been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2019 season. 



The Hampshire Foundation is the charitable arm of The Hampshire Companies, a privately-held, fully- integrated real estate firm that has more than 60 years of hands-on, cycle-tested experience in acquiring, developing, leasing, repositioning, managing, financing and disposing of real estate. Founded by Jon F. Hanson, who served as NFF Chairman from 1994-2006, Hampshire is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey. Learn more at www.hampshirere.com.


Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include Football Matters®, the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, The William V. Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class Presented by Fidelity Investments and a series of initiatives to honor the legends of the past and inspire the leaders of the future. NFF corporate partners include Delta Air Lines, ETT, Fidelity Investments, Goodyear, Herff Jones, Mazda, the New York Athletic Club, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, the Sports Business Journal and Under Armour. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork and learn more at footballfoundation.org

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