St. Thomas football had seven 2011 seniors named to the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Society. That total ranks in the top 10 of all Division III programs and is second most among the 32 teams that reached the NCAA Division III playoffs, behind only Johns Hopkins.
Starters or key role players in their final season of eligibility with a 3.20 or higher cumulative grade-point average are eligible.
The Tommie contingent includes offensive players WR-KR Fritz Waldvogel, OT Dan Chapman, WR Ricky Margarit, WR Nick Gleisner and PK Tim Albright and long snapper Kyle Boughner, plus DT Kyle Reynertson.
Besides their record-setting season on the field with a 13-1 record, repeat MIAC crown and No. 4 nagtional ranking, the Tommies had two CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (Waldvogel and Chapman); one of the four Gagliardi Trophy finalists (Waldvogel); an NCAA Postgraduate Scholar (Chapman); the conference Player (Waldvogel) and Lineman (Chapman) of the Year; the NFF Impact Player Award for all levels of football among 26 Minnesota college teams (Waldvogel); five Division III on-field All-Americans (Waldvogel, Chapman, Colin Tobin, Tony Danna and Curtis James); and 12 players named Academic All-MIAC (sophomores or higher with with a cumulative gpa of 3.50 or better).