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Urschel honored

He’s already at training camp with the Baltimore Ravens trying to earn a spot in the NFL, but the collegiate honors keep rolling in for John Urschel.

The former Penn State and Canisius High School standout lineman was named to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society.

In order to receive consideration for membership in the society, players must be starters or key reserves who maintained a minimum of a 3.2 grade-point average in their final year of eligibility at an NCAA FBC, FCS, Division II, Division III or NAIA school.

Urschel, who joined a who’s who list of famous sports stars to receive the James E. Sullivan Award as the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States earlier this year, was college football’s most decorated student-athlete last season. The William V. Campbell Trophy winner (college football’s academic Heisman Trophy) graduated with a 4.0 GPA all while performing on the field at a level that enabled him to not only earn third-team All-American status but also be a fifth-round pick of the Ravens in last May’s NFL Draft.

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