Two Gamecocks Recognized for Achievements On and Off the Field
June 9, 2009
University of South Carolina graduates Jamon Meredith and Ryan Succop have been inducted into the 2009 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the classroom, in the community and on the playing field.
Meredith, an offensive lineman, was a fifth-round pick by the Green Bay Packers, while Succop, a placekicker, was a seventh-round selection by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2009 NFL Draft. Meredith earned his degree in sport and entertainment management, while Succop earned a double major in finance and real estate with a minor in computer science.
In only its third year, and thanks to the generosity of the Hampshire foundation, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society membership has nearly doubled since its inaugural year in 2007. Meredith and Succop are among 564 players from 266 schools that make up the 2009 class. Student-athletes had to maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average and be a starter or significant substitute to be considered for the honor society.