Via UT Media Relations
IRVING, Texas – Tennessee Volunteer football players Parker Henry, Jakob Johnson and Brett Kendrick were announced as members of the 2018 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society last week.
The trio wrapped up their collegiate careers this past fall and join 10 other VFLs who have captured the honor, which started in 2007.
Qualifications to join the NFF Hampshire Honor Society include achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study, being a starter or significant contributor during the 2017 season and meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.
Henry appeared in 24 games as Tennessee’s primary holder during the 2016 and 2017 seasons after joining the team as a walk-on in 2015. A finance and political science double major, Henry earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in 2016 and 2017 and was a three-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. In addition to holding a 4.0 GPA, Henry became just the sixth Vol football player to be awarded the NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship earlier this year.
Johnson, a tight end from Stuttgart, Germany, appeared in 47 games with five starts. He started his career at linebacker and finished with 24 career tackles before moving to tight end. He made three starts at tight end in 2017 and tallied three receptions during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The versatile 6-3, 250-pounder was a special teams ace during his four-year career.
Kendrick started 28 games and made 41 appearances overall in his career. A Knoxville, Tenn., native, Kendrick was a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and collected Pro Football Focus College Team of the Week honors for his performance at left tackle in the 2017 season-opening win over Georgia Tech. Kendrick started at right tackle, left tackle and right guard during his career.
This year’s trio ties for the most Vols ever named to the Hampshire Society, joining the 2008 class of Erik Ainge, Jarod Parrish and Casey Woods.