DARTMOUTH, Mass. — UMass Dartmouth senior running back Matt Mitchell has been named to the 2019 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society for his performance in the classroom throughout his career.

The Stonington High graduate is one of nearly 1,700 student-athletes across all NCAA and NAIA divisions to be recognized with induction into the Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players who maintained a minimum 3.20 grade point average during their careers.

Mitchell gained 456 all-purpose yards (251 rushing, 205 receiving) last season to go with a pair of touchdowns for the Corsairs.

Mitchell, a marketing major, holds a 3.33 GPA and has earned spots on the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Fall All-Academic squads.

"Matt has had a great academic and football career here at UMass Dartmouth,” coach Mark Robichaud said in a news release. "Despite substantial injuries during his career, Matt maintained his focus and refused to give up.  His attitude and toughness are an example for all younger players.

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