NATCHITOCHES – While David Fitzwater’s and Gavin Landry’s Northwestern State football careers ended in November, they are still collecting honors from their time as Demons.
The two graduated student-athletes were named to the 2022 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society on Wednesday, joining 1,557 other college football players from 313 universities.
The Hampshire Honor Society is composed of college football players who maintained a cumulative 3.2 grade point average or better throughout their careers. Players are selected from all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA and sprint football leagues.
The 1,559 student-athletes selected this year are the second most in a single class of the 16-year-old honor society.
Fitzwater and Landry were among the nearly 1,600 student-athletes who:
- Completed their final year of playing eligibility in Fall 2021
- Attained a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2
- Met all NCAA/NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements and
- Been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2021 season.
Landry, a White Castle native, finished second on the team with 34 receptions and third in receiving yards with 289. He added two rushing touchdowns in a Nov. 6 win against Houston Baptist, giving him a touchdown passing, rushing and receiving in his NSU career. A two-time William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist, Landry graduated with a 3.94 grade point average in business administration.
Fitzwater, a Shreveport native, caught 13 passes for 128 yards – both career highs in his NSU tenure. He had a career-long 36-yard catch at Alcorn on Sept. 11 and was a key blocker for the NSU running game. Fitzwater graduated with his degree in biology in May 2021 with a 3.85 grade point average.
Both Landry and Fitzwater were selected to the Southland Conference All-Academic Team in January.
Fitzwater and Landry were two of three Southland Conference student-athletes named to the honor society. They were joined by Houston Baptist’s Carter Couch.