The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) named Joe Franjione of Bridgeville and Conor Manning from McMurray as members of its 2020 Hampshire Honor Society.
Both were members of Washington & Jefferson College’s football team.
The award recognizes college football players from all divisions of play who maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. In it’s 14th year, 1,432 players from 364 colleges and universities were selected for the distrintion.
A defensive lineman, Manning accumulated 34 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss. He also recorded 4.5 sacks and forced three fumbles.
The Peters Township product majored in accounting. He was a CoSIDA academic All-American as well as a member of that all-district, first team. He also earned the PAC Sportsmanship Team award.
The senior earned a spot on the PAC fall academic honor roll four years in a row. He was also an ECAC President’s Honor Roll recipient.
A defensive back for the Presidents, Franjione majored in business administration and communications arts. A South Fayette High School graduate, he was also a member of the PAC and ECAC honor roll during his collegiate career.