Burris Named To NFF Hampshire Honor Society
May 2, 2012
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State's Miles Burris, who was selected in the fourth round of last weekend's NFL Draft, has been named a 2012 member of the National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, which was announced Wednesday by the NFF. He is the first Aztec to receive such an award since former tight end Matthew Kawulok was tabbed in 2010.
The honor society is comprised of collegiate football players from all divisions who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 grade-point average or better throughout their careers. This year, a total of 721 players from 232 schools were represented, which is the largest class since the program's creation in 2007.
Burris completed a decorated Aztec career this past December, compiling 235 career tackles in his 50 outings on The Mesa. The 6-foot-3 linebacker was a two-time first-team all-conference pick and led the Mountain West in tackles for loss as both a senior and junior, totaling 47 overall to rank third in school history. He also registered 19 career sacks, forced four fumbles and recovered three fumbles, while being named to national watch lists for the Butkus, Lombardi and Nagurski Awards in 2011.
The Granite Bay, Calif., native earned many academic distinctions during his Aztec career, including SDSU scholar-athlete, Mountain West Conference all-academic and was one of 127 semifinalists for this year's NFF's William V. Campbell Trophy. He was also named the San Diego State Student-Athlete of the Year in 2011 as a business management major.