IRVING, Texas – For the eighth-consecutive season, the Tennessee Volunteers are represented on the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society with Paxton Brooks and Jacob Warren being named members of the 2023 class, the NFF announced Wednesday morning.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA and sprint football who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.
Both Brooks and Warren have been incredible leaders and contributors in their time on Rocky Top, both on the field and in the classroom. Brooks, who was invited to the 2023 NFL Combine and is preparing for his professional career, is a two-time CSC Academic All-American and served as the starting punter for the Vols for four straight seasons. He finished eighth in program history in yards per punt with 42.33 and booted 32 total balls 50 yards or more.
Warren, on the other hand, has been outstanding thus far and is continuing to progress on the field with the Vols as he prepares for his sixth year with Tennessee. The Knoxville-area product has played in every game for Tennessee in the last three seasons and is averaging 11.2 yards per reception at UT. His off-field impact earned him 2022 SEC Community Service Team honors, and he was named a CSC Academic All-District honoree last year.
Brooks and Warren become the 18th and 19th Volunteers to earn the distinction since 2007, the first year of the award. It is just the third time in program history Tennessee has had multiple Hampshire Honor Society recipients, last doing so in 2018.
A list of all-time Vols to earn the recognition can be found below.
Tennessee All-Time NFF Hampshire Honor Society Recipients
2007 – James Wilhoit
2008 – Erik Ainge, Jarod Parrish, Casey Woods
2010 – Cody Sullins
2011 – Daniel Lincoln
2013 – Zach Rogers
2014 – Daniel Hood
2016 – Brian Randolph
2017 – Dylan Wiesman
2018 – Parker Henry, Jakob Johnson, Brett Kendrick
2019 – Kyle Phillips
2020 – Riley Lovingood
2021 – Brandon Kennedy
2022 – Matthew Butler
2023 – Paxton Brooks, Jacob Warren