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Central Tops Football Academic List, Places High Nationally

Posted: Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 5:56 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

For the sixth straight year, the Central football team is on top of the Iowa Conference when it comes to academics. Eight players were named on the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society’s list, which recognizes senior football players who are starters or significant reserves and hold a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20. The eight players from Central is the most out of any college or university in Iowa and is the seventh highest total in the entire country. Harvard University topped the list this year with 15 seniors. You can see a full list of Central’s honorees on

Name (hometown/high school)                     Position               GPA       Major

Bobby Daigle (Silverthorne, Colo./Summit)          WR                         3.35        Exercise science-

                                                                                                                  athletic training

Ross Doehrmann (Williamsburg/Williamsburg)   RB                           3.88        Biology

Jack Flaherty (Burlington/Burlington)                      QB                          3.81        Exercise science-

                                                                                                                     athletic training

Spenser Fuller (Leon/Central Decatur)                   OL                           3.22        Social sciences

Ben Lechtenberg (Manchester/West Delaware)   WR                         3.21        Exercise science

Colton Smith (Kearney, Mo./Kearney)                   OL                           3.86        Exercise science-

                                                                                                                     athletic training

Garrett Veldman (Peoria, Ariz./Brophy College  OL                           3.28        Physics/mathematics


Andrew Weaks (Fulton, Ill./Fulton)                          LB                           3.63        Actuarial