San Diego State quarterback Jordon Brookshire (4) runs away from Utah State defensive end Nick Heninger (42) in the first half during an NCAA college football game for the Mountain West Conference Championship, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/John McCoy)
LOGAN, Utah – Former Utah State football player Nick Heninger was announced as a member of the 2022 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced Wednesday morning.
The 2022 class 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.
An elite group of 1,559 players from 313 schools qualified for membership in 2022, the society’s 16th year. The 1,559 honorees are the second-most in a single year during the program’s history. The initiative has now honored 14,640 student-athletes since its inception.
Heninger earned honorable mention all-Mountain West honors in 2021 after starting all 14 games and finishing fourth on the team with 75 tackles. He led the team in sacks (9.0), tackles for loss (21.5) and forced fumbles (5), and was second on the team with five pass breakups, to go along with one fumble recovery, as the Aggies won their first-ever Mountain West championship.
In his final collegiate game for Utah State, Heninger was named the Defensive MVP of the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl as he had a career-high 3.0 sacks and a career-best 5.0 tackles for loss as part of his seven total tackles in the Aggies’ 24-13 win against Oregon State.
The native of South Jordan, Utah, earned his bachelor’s degree from Utah in the business scholars’ program and his master of business administration from Utah State in the spring of 2021. He is currently working on his second bachelor’s degree in unmanned aerial systems, and is a licensed remote pilot under Part 107.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society capitalizes on the NFF’s National Scholar-Athlete program by greatly expanding the number of scholar-athletes the NFF can recognize each year. The program further strengthens the organization’s leadership role in encouraging academic performance by the student-athletes at the 771 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide.
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