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Five Receive Football Honor Society Recognition
By: Kevin Meinholz, Sports Information Director
DALLAS, Texas - Five UW-Eau Claire football players have been named to the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame's (NFF) 2009 Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF recently announced.
Earning recognition this season were safety Paul Bielmeier (Sr.-Edgar, Wis.), offensive lineman Matt Day (Sr.-Austin, Minn.), defensive Matt Ebner (Sr.-Mindoro, Wis./Melrose-Mindoro), wide receiver Paul Mirr (Sr.-Eau Claire, Wis./Regis) and offensive lineman Dan Puls (Sr.-Onalaska, Wis.).
The honor society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a 3.2 cumulative GPA or better. A total of 564 players from 266 schools qualified for membership in the society's third year, a 27 percent increase from the 2008 class. In its inaugural year in 2007, the Hampshire Honor Society honored over 300 students from 195 schools. In addition to the five Blugolds on the list, UW-Oshkosh, UW-La Crosse and UW-Whitewater each had one recipient.