Four Football Chanticleers Inducted to Hampshire Honor Society
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina seniors Osharmar Abercrombie, Kerron Johnson, Tyler Keane and Marcus Williamson were announced as members of the 2018 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, as selected by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF).
The list of 1,271 players honored across the nation this season set a record. The group is comprised of college football seniors from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers while also being a starter or significant contributor during the season and meeting all NCAA-mandated progress toward a degree.
Including the four this season, Coastal has put 24 players in the Hampshire Honor Society.
Abercrombie graduated from Coastal Carolina with a degree in public health in the spring of 2017 and is pursuing his Master's in sport management. In addition to being named third team All-Sun Belt this past season, Abercrombie was voted the CCU BAM Player of the Year, the team's Offensive Player of the Year and a team captain. He ended the year with a 133-yard, two-touchdown effort versus Georgia Southern. Also bolstering his resume, Abercrombie was named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week after the season-opening win over UMass as he rushed for 149 yards on 17 attempts with two touchdowns. Abercrombie finished his career among the CCU career leaders despite spending three seasons as the backup to All-American and current Denver Bronco De'Angelo Henderson. Abercrombie stands fourth on the school's all-time list for rushing touchdowns (22), fifth in rushing yards (1,922), 10th in all-purpose yards (2,372) and 10th in points scored (138).
Johnson graduated from Coastal Carolina in December of 2016 with a degree in psychology and is pursuing his Master's in sport management. Johnson was voted Coastal's Special Teams Player of the Year. Not only did he lead the team in tackles on special teams, but he was second on the team with 7.5 tackles for losses. Over the past four seasons, Johnson played in 50 games, the most of any Chant over the span, and collected 141 tackles, second-most on the team over the last four years.
Keane graduated from Coastal Carolina in December 2017 with a degree in mathematics. CCU's starting quarterback over the last two seasons, Keane earned Dean's List recognition five times in his career. This past season, he threw for 11 touchdowns with just five interceptions. For his career, Keane tossed 21 TDs with just seven interceptions. In addition, Keane served as the holder for three seasons and was successful on 9-of-13 2-ppint conversion pass attempts. For his career, Keane's passing efficiency of 149.5 is second on the CCU all-time list, his 13.5 yards per completion is third and his 60.7 completion percentage is third. He also ranks fifth on the CCU all-time list for passing yards (2,249), fifth in passing touchdowns (21), sixth for pass attempts (275) and sixth in completions (167).
Williamson graduated from Coastal Carolina with a degree in recreation and sport management in the spring of 2017. He is pursuing his Master's in liberal studies. Williamson produced numerous big plays in his three-year career. In 2015, he set a CCU and Big South Conference record with four blocked kicks (three field goals and an extra point). He added another blocked kick this past season and his five career blocked kicks is a CCU record. He led the team in sacks (4.0) and tackles for loss (8.0) this past season. For his career, Williamson had 132 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for losses.