(Editor’s note: Carroll College media release)
HELENA — Former Carroll College football players Willy Clements, Drew Melton and McBride Galt were selected by the National Football Foundation as Hampshire Honor Society members.
The award recognizes superior academic performance and excellence in intercollegiate football. Award winners must have completed their final year of playing eligibility and maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. Recipients must have also been a starter or significant contributor during the 2018 season.
Clements, Melton and Galt all surpassed those benchmarks.
Melton became one of the best defensive backs in the nation after recovering from a torn ACL. He finished No. 1 in the NAIA in pass breakups per game at 2.3. He was also No. 5 in the Frontier Conference with five interceptions. He finished sixth on the team in total tackles with 50. He also became a Google Cloud Academic All-American with a 3.88 GPA. He was selected second-team all-conference as a cornerback.
Clements anchored the offensive line with his veteran presence. He became a second-team all-conference selection this past season while serving as a team captain. The mainstay on the offensive line started every game over his final three seasons.
Galt earned first-team all-Frontier honors this past season. The safety was third on the team in total tackles. He also recorded three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and two pass breakups.
Melton and Clements were honored as Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes. All three were named to the academic all-Frontier team.