DALLAS, Texas – Three members of the MIT football team were named to the 2012 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced today. Seniors Peter Gilliland (Grand Ledge, Mich.), Justin Kresz (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) and Kristopher Weaver (Sheldon, Iowa) were all named to the prestigious academic honor.
An electrical engineering and computer science major, Gilliland will leave the MIT program as one of its all-time leaders in both tackling and kick scoring. He finished his career with 272 tackles, 140 of which were solo stops. As a kicker he scored 76 points on eight field goals and 52 PATs while also averaging 31.8 yards on 64 punts. Kresz, who is majoring in mechanical engineering, closed out his career in fine style, finishing second on the team in receiving with 29 catches for 382 yards and two scores, all of which represented career highs. He finished his career with 44 catches for 540 yards. Weaver, an aerospace engineering major, matched Gilliland with 272 career tackles, with 13.5 of them coming behind the line of scrimmage for losses.
The Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career. A total of 721 players from 232 schools qualified for membership in the society's sixth year, marking this year's class as the largest since the program's creation in 2007. MIT has had at least one representative on the team since 2008.