Five Citadel players make honor society

The Citadel’s Brandon Eakins (82), a Wando High School graduate, has been included in the Hampshire Honor Society along with four teammates. (Paul Zoeller/Staff)

Staff report

Wando High School graduate Brandon Eakins is among five Citadel football players included in the 2016 Hampshire Honor Society announced Wednesday.

Eakins, a wide receiver, and fellow seniors Dane Anderson, Eric Goins, Hunter Morris and James Riley all received the honor, which is presented by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.

The Honor Society includes football players in their final seasons of eligibility who maintained a grade-point average of at least 3.2 through their college careers. Qualifications also include being a starter or significant contributor and meeting all progress towards degree requirements.

Eakins graduated in 3 1/2 years with a bachelor’s degree in sport management and has a 3.68 GPA in his master’s program. He was named to the Southern Conference academic honor roll three times and earned the SoCon Commissioner’s Medal for excelling in the classroom. On the field, the McClellanville native appeared in all 25 games of his final two seasons and led the team with 14 receptions, 216 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in 2015.