IRVING, Texas - The National Football Foundation recently announced its 2009 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society honorees and four Salisbury University student-athletes were inducted into the this year's class.
The four Sea Gulls football players inducted into the NFF Honor Society are senior linebacker Matt Barnes, senior offensive lineman Josh Berman, senior offensive lineman Tim Hackmann and senior defensive back Greg Miletic.
Barnes had a strong senior season for the nationally ranked Sea Gulls in which he had 79 tackles (39 solo) and finished with one sack for the season. The Ijamsville, Md., native graduated this from SU with a bachelor's degree in marketing.
Berman played in seven games for the maroon and gold before being sidelined with an injury. He helped to create opportunities for the nation's top-ranked rushing offense in the nation (379.9 yards per game). The Westminster, Md., native recently graduated from SU with a bachelor's degree in health education.
Hackmann played in 10 games for the Sea Gulls in '08 as he helped to produce running lanes for the nation's top-ranked rushing offense. Hackmann finished the season with three defensive tackles. The Severna Park, Md., native graduated from Salisbury with bachelor degrees in conflict analysis and dispute resolution and sociology.
Miletic completed his senior season in fine fashion as he recorded 35 tackles (26 solo), had three tackles for a loss, forced one fumble and had four interceptions for 45 yards. The highlight of the season for Miletic came on October 25 against Becker College where he intercepted the ball and ran it back 45 yards for a touchdown. The Catonsville, Md., native graduated from Salisbury with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
To be eligible for the honor society a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their entire course of undergraduate study. The student also had to be a starter or significant substitute in their last season of eligibility.