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Borghi, Hobbs Named to 2022 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Apr 13, 2022

IRVING, Texas (April 13, 2022) – Washington State University running back Max Borghi and defensive lineman Dallas Hobbs were each named to the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame 2022 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced Wednesday.
"As the National Football Foundation celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2022, we are pleased to honor another impressive group of athletes as part of this year's Hampshire Honor Society," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "Over the last 16 years, the Hampshire Honor Society has served as a powerful vehicle for schools to recognize their college football players who have distinguished themselves both academically and athletically, and we congratulate the schools and each of these young men for their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their lives."
Borghi, from Arvada, Colo., capped his four-year Cougar career last fall with his name scattered throughout the WSU record books. He played in 39 career games, 27 as a starter, totaling 2,158 rushing yards, eighth all-time, while averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He rushed for 32 touchdowns, second all-time, while his 41 total touchdowns are tied with Steve Broussard for most in program history. One of the most versatile backs in school history, he caught 156 passes in the Crimson and Gray, third-most all-time by a running back. A two-time All-Pac-12 selection, Borghi is scheduled to graduate with his degree in criminal justice this spring.
Hobbs, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has played on the Cougars' defensive line the past four seasons, starting 11 of WSU's 17 games. In that time, he collected 21 tackles, including 6.5 tackles-for-loss and two sacks. Holding degrees in digital technology and culture as well as fine arts with a 3.85 GPA, Hobbs is completing his first year in the MBA program at WSU. He has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team and in 2021 received the DTC Outstanding Senior Award as well as the WSU Big Ten Senior Award for Athletics. Hobbs is actively involved in numerous groups off the field, including being a representative on the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) and a graphic designer for the Cougar Football team. He is also active on campus serving on the student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) and leading WSU's Black Student-Athlete Association (BSAA) as a member of the executive board.
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.

Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have:

  • Completed their final year of playing eligibility in Fall 2021;
  • Graduated players, who have remaining eligibility but will not return to collegiate play (e.g., declared for NFL Draft or retired from football), may also be nominated.
  • Attained a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 (4.0 scale);
  • Met all NCAA/NAIA-mandated progress towards degree requirements; and
  • Been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2021 season.