Oberkrom and Jones Receive Academic Honor


April 28, 2016

IRVING, Texas -- Former TCU tight end Buck Jones and place-kicker Jaden Oberkrom have been named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's Hampshire Honor Society.

Membership is granted to football student-athletes who are starters or significant reserves in their last year of eligibility and maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout their entire course of undergraduate study.

Jones was a three-year letterman and three-time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 selection. In his final game as a Horned Frog, he had a 2-point reception from Shaun Nixon in the fourth quarter of TCU's 47-41 triple-overtime victory over Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Oberkrom, a 2015 All-American and three-time Lou Groza Award semifinalist, closed his career as the TCU and Big 12 all-time leader in field goals with 79.

Oberkrom was 21-of-25 on field goals as a senior. He was 10-of-11 on attempts of at least 40 yards, including 3-of-3 from beyond 50. He tied a TCU record with a 57-yard field goal against West Virginia. His 46-yard field goal in the second overtime against Oregon forced a third OT in the Valero Alamo Bowl win over Oregon.

Oberkrom ranks second in Big 12 history with a 73.8 percentage (31-of-42) on attempts of at least 40 yards. He is the Horned Frogs' career leader in points scored with 451, tying the Big 12’s all-time mark.

TCU's NFF Hampshire Honor Society Members
Chad Andrus, TE - 2007
Brent Hecht, TE - 2007
Chris Manfredini, PK - 2008
Matt Panfil, DE - 2009
Shae Reagan, TE - 2009
Curtis Clay, WR - 2011
Andy Dalton, QB - 2011
Bart Johnson, WR - 2011
Colin Jones, S - 2011
Kevin Sharples, PK - 2011
Jon Koontz, DE - 2014
John Wooldridge, OG - 2014
Buck Jones, TE - 2016
Jaden Oberkrom, PK - 2016

 

 

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