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Two Mustangs Inducted To National Honor Society

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By Robby Gillespie
rgillespie@smu.edu

Former SMU football players Chase Kennemer and Mitch Enright were inducted into the 2010 class of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society Tuesday, joining former Mustangs Tommy Poytner and Thomas Morstead, who were inducted in 2009.

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players who each maintained a 3.2 GPA or better. The NFF took 620 players from 246 schools in this year’s class.

“Each of these young men has showcased a strong desire to succeed on and off the football field,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning in a press release. “We are certainly proud to honor them for their accomplishments as the next generation of our nation’s leaders.”

Enright earned his second consecutive C-USA All-Academic accolade in 2009 as a graduate student working towards an MBA in marketing and strategic leadership. Enright, a former offensive lineman, earned his undergraduate degree in three years and is currently finishing his second year of graduate school with a 3.77 GPA. He was also named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American.

Kennemer earned a spot on the C-USA All-Academic team. The former linebacker and finance major has a 3.52 GPA and was voted a captain by his teammates last season. He also earned All-C-USA in 2009 after recording 135 total tackles.

The pair helped the Mustangs to their first bowl berth and win since 1984.

Former SMU Player Converts Key Play For Saints in Super Bowl Win

February 8, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

By Robby Gillespie
rgillespie@smu.edu

In only his first season in the NFL, New Orleans Saints kicker Thomas Morstead earned a Super Bowl ring after the Saints beat the Colts, 31-17, Sunday in Miami.

Morstead executed an on-side kick at the beginning of the second half, which led to a New Orleans touchdown, giving the Saints the lead for good.

At SMU, Morstead earned All-Conference USA honors, after leading the conference in punting and ranked ninth in the nation with a 44.6-yard punt average.

The Pearland, Texas native was a fifth-round draft choice of the Saints, 164th overall, in the 2009 NFL Draft. He was the second punter taken overall.

Morstead becomes the first SMU alum to earn a Super Bowl ring since Dale Hellestrae did it in 1996 with the Dallas Cowboys.

Click below to listen to a Daily Mustang interview with Thomas Morstead before he headed to Miami for Super Bowl XXIV.

SMU Alum Makes NFL Debut With Saints

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Sports Editor Robby Gillespie chats with former SMU punter Thomas Morstead about his professional debut with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and his thoughts on this years Mustang team.

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