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Hammond Named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team

by | Jan 9, 2023

One of those times when a member of the Wildcat defense scores a TD – defensive end Jonathan Hammond scored against St. Andrews.


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Davidson’s Jonathan Hammond has been named to The Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) 25th Annual Academic All-Star Team as recently announced.

In total, 53 individuals were selected from a pool of 98 applicants. Leading the way was the Colonial Athletic Association, which placed eight student-athletes on the 2022 Academic All-Star Team. The CAA was followed closely by the Ivy League, which had seven honorees, and the Patriot League with six representatives. Hammond, a junior from Dunwoody, Ga., was one of four Pioneer Football League members to make this year’s list. 

Football players from all Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) institutions are eligible for the award. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate or graduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials. They must have reached their second year of athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. They also must have participated in 50 percent of the games played at their designated position. 

A three-time all-conference selection, Hammond finished the season with 10 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks, moving into seventh (32.5) and fifth (19.0) in school history, respectively. In the Wildcats’ 48-14 win at Drake, Hammond tied a single-game school record with five tackles for a loss and picked up three sacks, earning PFL Defensive Player of the Week.

In addition, the 2020-21 PFL Defensive Freshman of the Year recorded 44 total tackles, six quarterback hurries and two pass break-ups this past season.

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