May 4, 2011
Former Tennessee kicker Daniel Lincoln was named Wednesday a member of the 2011 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.
Qualifications for membership include being a starter or a significant substitute in one's last year of eligibility; achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average; and meeting all NCAA-mandated progress toward degree requirements and graduation.
Lincoln more than met those levels of achievement.
The Ocala, Fla., native, who was a graduate student in public administration this past year, twice earned a place on the CoSIDA Academic All-District team and was selected to the Academic All-SEC squad four times. He also made the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll during his redshirt season of 2006.
On the field, Lincoln finished his career sixth on Tennessee's all-time field goal made list with 51 and was seventh in field-goal percentage at .689. This past season, he broke his own UT record set in 2007 by converting his first nine field goal attempts. Lincoln finished 10-of-11 on field goals in 2010 for the second-best season percentage (.909) in school history.
A total of 671 players from 241 schools qualified for membership in the Hampshire Honor Society's fifth year, showing a steady increase in membership each year since the inaugural class in 2007.
"We have honored nearly 3,000 of our nation's best and brightest college players over the past five years," said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. "This program truly shows the power of football in building tomorrow's leaders."