Back in January Auburn Line backer Ashton Richardsopn was honored with the
2012 Bobby BowdenAward, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
It’s an award that is given to the NCAA Division I player that best epitomizes
the student-athlete who serves as a faith model on campus, in the classroom, in the community and on the football field.
We wrote about Ashton in a story here at Track ‘Em Tigers titled, “College Football’s Role Model.” Now Ashton has been recognized again. This time by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.
The NFF announced this week that Ashton has been selected to be a member of the 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.
Ashton is definitely the epitome of the student athlete. The four year letterman has garnered numerous honors while in college including being a Rhodes Scholar finalist, a three-time member of the All-SEC academic honor roll, and a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s William Campbell Trophy.
He graduated in December summa cum laude in animal science (pre-vet). We appreciate what an example he has set for others to follow.
Congratulations Ashton! We wish you well as you pursue your academic career in veterinary medicine.
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