Alfred, Eppele Named to Hampshire Honor Society

May 4, 2010

PULLMAN - Former Washington State University football players Kenny Alfred and Joe Eppele were named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame 2010 Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF announced today.

To be eligible for induction into the Hampshire Honor Society, student-athletes must be a starter or significant contributor in one's last year of eligibility, achieve a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and meet all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.

'The NFF's mission is to build leaders through football, and this year's Hampshire Honor Society members are living proof of that charge,' said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. 'Each of these young men has showcased a strong desire to succeed on and off the football field, and we are certainly proud to honor them for their accomplishments as the next generation of our nation's leaders.'

Alfred, an English major from Gig Harbor, Wash., recently signed a free agent contract with the Tennessee Titans. He garnered second-team All-Pacific-10 Conference honors this season after starting each of WSU's 12 games at center. Alfred was also named honorable mention All-Pac-10 following his junior season in 2008, and started 44 games during his Cougar career. He was also named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic four times.

Eppele, a psychology major from Vancouver, British Columbia, was the second-overall selection by the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League Draft this past Sunday. Eppele, who started five of his 33 games played the last three years with the Cougars, was named Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team in each of the last two seasons.
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