Four Seminoles Named To NFF Hampshire Honor Society

 TALLAHASSEE – Four members of the 2022 Florida State football team have been recognized as members of the 2023 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. All-ACC offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons leads the group, which also includes tight ends Wyatt Rector and DJ Daniels and wide receiver Mike Roussos.

The prestigious honor is reserved for college football players who maintained a cumulative 3.2 grade-point average throughout their college careers while making valuable contributions on the field. Florida State’s four members are its most in a season since the program began in 2007 and ranks as the second-highest total among schools in Florida and fifth among ACC schools this year. After placing two players on last year’s squad, this marks the first time the Seminoles have had multiple members of the Hampshire Honor Society in consecutive years.


Gibbons was a first-team All-ACC performer after starting all 13 games at left guard in 2022. He was the first ACC player to win the Wuerffel Trophy and also won the Jim Tatum Award as the ACC’s top senior scholar-athlete. Gibbons was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following FSU’s 45-3 victory at Miami, when he blocked for an offense that gained 454 total yards and was 6-for-6 in the red zone. For the 2022 season, FSU led the ACC in third-down offense, yards gained per pass, yards gained per play, yards gained per rush, total offense per game, yards per completion, rushing offense per game and scoring offense per game.


Rector played all 13 games in 2022 and was a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy. He served as a team captain while contributing on all special teams units. He registered seven tackles, one forced fumble, two rushes for four yards, one two-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion pass. His two-yard touchdown pass was to quarterback Jordan Travis in FSU’s 38-3 win at Syracuse and made Travis only the second player in program history with a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game. Rector’s two-point conversion pass was a completion to fellow tight end Brian Courtney in FSU’s 35-32 Cheez-It Bowl victory over Oklahoma.


Daniels appeared in nine games last season. He made his collegiate debut in the season-opening win over Duquesne and also saw action in wins over LSU, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Miami, Syracuse, Louisiana, Florida and Oklahoma. Roussos, a graduate transfer from Columbia, played in two games. He caught two passes for 16 yards in the win over Louisiana and also saw action in FSU’s victory over Duquesne.

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