Four Huskies Earn NFF Hampshire Honor Society Accolades
The Michigan Tech football program had four members of the 2018 team recently honored by The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame for their achievements on the field and in the classroom. Cody Goldsworthy, Graham Hubbell, Seth Malcolm, and Garrett Ross were the four Huskies named to the 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society when the awards were announced by the NFF.
The 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society 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. The player must have completed his final year of playing eligibility in 2018 or the nominee has already graduated, but will not return to team to complete eligibility. They also must have been a starter or significant contributor throughout the 2018 season.
Goldsworthy, a senior lineman from L'Anse, Michigan, was limited to two games in 2018 due to injury. Goldsworthy recorded seven tackles and had a pass breakup for the Huskies in 2018. Goldsworthy had an outstanding career at Tech where he racked up 113 total tackles, including 19 tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks. Goldsworthy competed in 32 total games and averaged 3.5 tackles per game during his time with the Huskies. He was named Second Team All-GLIAC in 2017 and 2018.
Hubbell, a senior linebacker from Plainwell, Michigan, ranked second on the team and third in the GLIAC in total tackles (80) and tackles per game (8.0). Forty of those total stops were of the solo variety. Hubbell also produced a half sack, 4.5 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble, and a pass breakup in 2018. For his career, Hubbell accumulated 158 tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, and eight pass breakups in 30 career contests. Hubbell was a 2018 Honorable Mention All-GLIAC selection.
Malcolm, a senior offensive lineman from Sterling Height's, Michigan, helped anchor a Michigan Tech line that scored 20.4 points and averaged 328.6 yards per game. The Huskies were fourth in the GLIAC in passing yards per contest at 197.9 and fourth in fewest tackles for a loss allowed per game (5.70). In the running game, Malcolm opened lanes for the backs who combined to rack up over 200 yards in the three games and 119 yards or more in six of the 10 contests in 2018. The Huskies averaged 130.7 yards per game rushing this season. Malcolm was a 2018 Honorable Mention All-GLIAC selection.
Ross, a native of Waterford, Michigan, ended the year as one of the top defensive linemen in the GLIAC. Ross powered the Huskies with six sacks and ranked second on the team in tackles for a loss with 12. He tied for third in the GLIAC in total sacks and tied for seventh in the statistical rankings for the conference in tackles for a loss. Ross racked up 39 total stops for the Huskies in the 2018 and in addition had a pair of pass breakups. Ross wrapped up his career at Tech with 82 total tackles, 10.5 sacks, and 26 tackles for a loss. Ross was a Second Team All-GLIAC honoree in 2018.
An all-time high of 1,678 players from a record 430 schools qualified for membership in the Society's 13th year.