IRVING, Texas – Carson-Newman defensive end and 2013 SAC Scholar Athlete William Alderman has added to his litany of awards off the field with induction into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's Hampshire Honor Society.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career. Other qualifications include being a starter or a significant contributor in one's last year of eligibility (or a senior who has declared for the NFL Draft) at an NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III or an NAIA college or university; and meeting all NCAA/NAIA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.
A total of 817 players from 278 schools qualified for membership in the society's ninth year, setting a new record for the number of schools represented in the history of the program, which began in 2007.
Alderman was named a semifinalist for the NFF's National Scholar Athlete honor – the William Campbell Trophy. He was also an AFCA Good Works Team nominee and two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.
He produced two eight-tackle games this season. He returned a fumble 78 yards for a score against Lenoir-Rhyne. Alderman had 47 tackles, five tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in his senior season. The five tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks are both the second highest tallies on the team.
He is a four-time Dean's list representative and a two-time Eagle Scholar.
Off the field, Alderman is Carson-Newman's president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.