Football's Hitt Recognized by Football Foundation

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Football's Hitt Recognized by Football Foundation

DALLAS – Former LSU offensive linemen Lyle Hitt was recognized as a member of the 2010 Hampshire Honor Society by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions who were starters or significant substitutes in their last year of eligibility, maintained a 3.2 GPA or better throughout their entire course of undergraduate study and met all NCAA-mandated progress toward 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.”

Hitt, a four-year letter winner at LSU, graduated in December with a degree in kinesiology with emphasis on human movement.  He was named the 2009 Coates Scholar-Athlete Award winner, which goes to the top student-athlete on the football team and was a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor roll.