Six members of the Hobart College football team earned membership in the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. Quarterback Patrick Conlan, running back Alex Furtado, linebacker Jacob Price, wide receiver Troy Robinson, wide receiver Elvin Souffrant, and linebacker Nolan Toran comprised two-thirds of the nine students honored from the Liberty League.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society recognizes college football players from all divisions who have completed their eligibility and maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better. A total of 817 players from 278 schools qualified for membership in the society’s ninth year, setting a new record for the number of schools represented.
An economics major, Conlan was a three-time Liberty League All-Academic team selection. He threw for 3,603 yards and 33 touchdowns in 34 career appearances. Conlan was 22-2 as a starter. The two-time All-Liberty League pick ranks in Hobart’s top 5 in career completions (4th, 279), passing touchdowns (4th), passing yards (5th), and passing efficiency (5th, 125.1).
An economics major, Furtado missed two seasons due to injury, but appeared in 12 games as a senior and earned All-Liberty League second team honors. He rushed for 343 yards and six touchdowns and caught seven passes for 153 yards and a touchdown. Furtado ran for a season-high 98 yards and two TDs on just nine carries against Merchant Marine.
Price majored in psychology and music and was a Druid, Hobart’s senior class honor society. He appeared in every game over the past three seasons as the Statesmen posted a 34-3 record. Price finished his career with 81 tackles, including a career best 48 in 2013.
A three-time Liberty League All-Academic pick and a two-time Capital One Academic All-District selection, Robinson majored in chemistry. He was a Druid and a semifinalist for the NFF Campbell Trophy. Robinson appeared in 11 games in 2014, making 19 catches for 218 yards. During 42 career appearances, he recorded 56 receptions for 705 yards and six touchdowns.
An international relations major, Souffrant was twice named Liberty League All-Academic and earned a spot on the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District Team. He played in all 13 games this season and led Hobart in receiving yards with 474 on 31 receptions, garnering a spot on the All-Liberty League second team. Souffrant played in 46 career games, registering 74 receptions for 1,147 yards and eight touchdowns.
A two-time Capital One Academic All-District and Liberty League All-Academic honoree, Toran majored in international relations. He started all 13 games this season, finishing sixth on the team with 44 tackles. Toran recorded a season-high seven tackles in the season opener against Dickinson and vs. Johns Hopkins in the NCAA playoffs. He appeared in 41 games during his career, posting 130 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 11 pass break ups, five forced fumbles and three interceptions.
In 2014, Hobart posted its third straight undefeated regular season. The Statesmen notched a 22-15 win over Ithaca and a 24-21 win over #7/#6 Johns Hopkins to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals for just the second time in program history. The four-time defending Liberty League champion, Hobart finished the season with a 12-1 record. The Statesmen climbed as high as seventh in both the AFCA poll and the D3football.com poll this season.