Harris inducted into prestigious football honor society

Jun 10, 2009 | General News

Louisiana Tech linebacker Quin Harris received another impressive honor Wednesday when he was inducted into the 2009 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society in recognition for his outstanding accomplishments in the classrooms, in the community and on the playing field.

Quin HarrisHarris, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in clinical kinesiology in May of 2008 and who is scheduled to complete his master’s degree in exercise physiology and sports performance this summer, is among 564 players from 266 schools that make up the 2009 Class.

The four-time academic all-WAC performer had a stellar year on and off the playing field, leading the Bulldogs to the 2008 Independence Bowl title with a 17-10 victory over Northern Illinois while also garnering plenty of attention for his work in the classroom and community.

Harris was one of only 15 players in the country to be named a 2008 National Scholar-Athlete (and the school’s first) in October and was awarded an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship for his efforts while being one of the finalists for the coveted Draddy Trophy.

The Visalia, Calif. native was also a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy and a semi-finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. During his four-year career, Harris volunteered more than 500 hours to community service, civic leadership and other service projects and organizations.

In only its third year, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society capitalizes on the NFF’s current National Scholar-Athlete program, greatly expanding the number of scholar-athletes the NFF can recognize each year and further strengthening its leadership role in encouraging academic performance by the student-athletes who play football at the more than 700 college and universities with football programs.

Written by Malcolm Butler