Three Monarchs Named to National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society
By ODU Athletics
IRVING, TEXAS – Old Dominion University football placed a program high three players on the prestigious National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor society, including Josh Marriner, Bunmi Rotimi and Rob Thompson. The 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.
Marriner graduated with a degree in communications from UConn and transferred to ODU for his final two seasons. In 2017, he played in all 12 games and was a significant contributor on special teams, notching five tackles. He graduated with a 3.37 GPA and is currently getting his masters degree.
Rotimi played in nine games in 2017, totaling 29 tackles, 5.5 sacks and seven tackles for loss. A team captain, Rotimi became the second-straight Monarch to participate in the NFL Combine. He leaves ODU with 19 career sacks, the second most in school history. Rotimi holds a 3.31 GPA and is majoring in marketing.
Thompson graduated with a 3.44 GPA in finance and is currently working on his masters degree. Thompson played in 11 games, starting 10 at safety. He added 45 tackles, two interceptions and three pass breakups.
Qualifications for membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society 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;
· Achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study; and Meeting all NCAA/NAIA mandated progress towards degree requirements
Old Dominion NFF Hampshire Honor Society Members
2012 – Ronnie Cameron, Thomas DeMarco
2013 – Jonathan Plisco
2015 – Josh Mann
2016 – Joe Pulisic
2017 – Tyler Compton
2018 – Josh Marriner, Bunmi Rotimi, Rob Thompson