Record Five Pack Players Honored by NFF Hampshire Society
The Nevada football team has a record five honorees being inducted into the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Society.
The Nevada football team has a record five honorees being inducted into the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Society, as announced by the NFF Wednesday. This is the sixth-straight year that Nevada has had an honoree.
Seniors Trae Carter-Wells, Ty Gangi, Anthony Hankins, Jarius McDade and Kalei Meyer were all selected for this prestigious honor. This is the third time in school history that Nevada has had more than one, with the five this year being the most ever.
Candidates for the Hampshire Honor Society must achieve a 3.2 cumulative grade point average while also starting or significantly contributing on the playing field.
A local product from Reed HS, Carter-Wells started a career-high five games in 2018 while serving as Nevada’s primary tight end during the season. He caught eight passes for 66 yards on the season, and earned the Wolf Pack’s Special Team’s Hustle Award. Carter-Wells accumulated a 3.79 GPA as a public health major.
Gangi finished his career with a 27-game passing touchdown streak and an Arizona Bowl victory after playing in 31 games for the Pack during his three-year career. His 57 touchdown passes rank tied for eighth all time in Nevada history, and he was awarded the Golden Helmet Award following the 2018 season, given to the most valuable player on the Nevada football team. Gangi carried a 3.9 GPA while earning his Master’s in educational leadership.
Hankins spent two seasons with the Wolf Pack, and played in a career-high 10 games in 2018. The Reno, Nev. native recorded three solo tackles as a senior. Majoring in human development and family studies, Hankins carried a 3.32 GPA.
Honored by the NFF for the second year in a row, McDade appeared in 12 games as a senior and recorded 21 tackles. McDade anchored a defensive line that ranked 12th in the FBS following the regular season with 7.8 tackles for loss per game. He carried a 3.56 GPA while studying economics.
Becoming a part of The Union as a senior, Kalei Meyer played an imperative role on the Pack’s offensive line in 2018. Meyer and the Pack only allowed 1.17 sacks per game in 2018. Studying business administration, Meyer earned a 3.75 GPA.
(University of Nevada contributed to this report.)