Former Ironwood Ridge standout Jake Fischer was one of three Arizona Wildcat football players named to the National Football Foundation’s (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced on Tuesday. Fischer, a senior linebacker from Oro Valley, joins long snapper Brian Chacon and defensive lineman Tevin Hood in receiving the honor.
Qualifications for membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society include being a starter or a significant contributor in one's last year of eligibility, achieving a 3.2 cumulative GPA throughout the entire course of undergraduate study and meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.
Fischer graduated in December 2013 with a 3.382 GPA and a degree in marketing. He is a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic honoree, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree and a two-time All-Pac-12 performer. He played in 52 career games and led the squad in total tackles in 2012 and 2013.
hacon will graduate in May with a 3.299 GPA and a degree in engineering management. He was named 2013 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention and played in 36 career games as Arizona’s long snapper.
Hood graduated in December 2013 with a 3.476 GPA and a degree in general studies with a focus on the American experience. He is a 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-District and Pac-12 All-Academic honoree and a 2013 All-Pac-12 performer. He played in 26 career games with 63 career tackles.
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.