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Cowboys' Roullier receives academic recognition

Apr 5, 2017 From wire reports

Laramie -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday its Hampshire Honor Society class for 2017.

Recent University of Wyoming graduate Chase Roullier has been named to this year's class.

This year marks the 10th year in the 11 years the Hampshire Honor Society has been in existence that UW has had at least one individual selected.

To qualify for selection to the Hampshire Honor Society, a college football player must achieve a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average, must meet all NCAA or NAIA progress toward degree requirements and must be a starter or significant contributor to their team in their final year of eligibility.

Roullier earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at UW in December 2016. He achieved a 3.206 cumulative grade-point average.Roullier is a native of Savage, Minnesota.He was a four-time Academic All-Mountain West Conference selection in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

In the fall of 2016, Roullier also was named one of the national semifinalists for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy.The Campbell Trophy is recognized as college football's premier scholar-athlete award.The 156 semifinalists came from all divisions of college football.

Roullier earned a number of other honors during his senior season of 2016.He was named to the USA Today Sports second team all-America squad as a center, making him one of only 10 offensive linemen in the nation selected to the USA Today all-America first and second Teams for 2016.

He played in 46 career games and started 40 during his Wyoming career.Roullier was named a first team all-Mountain West selection as a senior in voting by conference head coaches and media.He was also elected a team captain by his teammates each of the past two seasons.

In 2016, Roullier was also selected to both the Outland Trophy Award watch list and the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list.He was invited to and played in the 2016 East-West Shrine Game and was invited to and participated in the 2017 NFL Draft Combine.

Nominees from all levels of college football are eligible for the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, including the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and the NAIA.

Roullier was among a total of 1,089 players from 297 schools in all divisions of college football to qualify for membership in the Hampshire Honor Society's 11th year. Both of those totals are single-season records.There are currently 777 colleges and universities across the nation with football programs.

The NFF Hampshire Honor Society was created in 2007 to honor college football student-athletes in all divisions.

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