Another academic honor for Calhoun

Taveze Calhoun

Taveze Calhoun

Taveze Calhoun is hoping to hear his name called later this week in the NFL Draft.

But the former Mississippi State cornerback received recognition of a different kind after being selected to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society on Wednesday.

To qualify for the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, a football player must maintain a cumulative 3.2 grade point average during their collegiate career.

Calhoun graduated with a 3.5 GPA and was a four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. The Morton native was the SEC’s only NFF National Scholar Athlete last year and was a finalist for the Campbell Trophy, also known as the ‘Academic Heisman’.

Calhoun concluded his career with the Bulldogs after appearing in 50 games including 36 starts. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder made 161 tackles, 12 for loss, six interceptions, forced three fumbles and recovered a fumble.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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