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Fountain selected to NFF Hall of Fame

Former Escambia Academy standout HT Fountain is one of six Lindsey Wilson football student athletes that was selected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society Membership, according to NFF officials.

Fountain, along with Lou Bunning, Clay Chasteen, Robert Cox, J.T. Lyon and Payton Veraldi are among the 70 NAIA football student athletes that were honored.

The six honorees are the most in Lindsey Wilson football history — besting five selections last season, according to Lindsey Athletics’ website. Twenty-one Lindsey Wilson football student-athletes have earned the honor in the program’s history.

The honor is reserved for student-athletes who are starters or significant contributors in their last year of eligibility with a cumulative 3.2 grade point average. The student-athletes must meet all requirements of progress towards their degree.

NFF officials announced 1,465 student-athletes from 369 schools qualified for membership in the society’s 14th year.

The Hampshire Foundation is the charitable arm of The Hampshire Companies. Hampshire is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey.