Greensboro, N.C. (4/23/09) -- Guilford College senior Danny Langston recently received honors from the National Football Foundation (NFF) Friday as a member of the Hampshire National Honor Society.
The Hampshire National Honor Society is made up of college football students who succeed both in the classroom and on the playing field. In 2008, 564 students from 266 schools qualified for membership in the society's third year. The NFF recognizes scholar-athletes who play football at over 700 college and universities nationwide. Honorees held a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 throughout their academic career, have been a starter or an important substitute in their last year of eligibility, and meet all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.
Langston, a 6-3, 190-pound safety, started all 10 games for the Quakers. He stood second on the team and 10th in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) with 72 tackles (45 solo). Langston's five interceptions for 41 yards tied for first on the squad, second in the league, and 44th in the NCAA Division III. With 11 pass breakups, he topped the team and placed second among conference leaders in passes defended. Langston's best performance came in a 22-12 win over Greensboro College Sept. 6 when he had six tackles (three solo) and two interceptions for 41 yards. He also had four pass breakups in the game. Langston had six games with eight or more tackles, including 10 takedowns against Methodist University Sept. 13.
Langston came to Guilford as a quarterback, but moved to receiver as a freshman and spent his final three years on defense where he started 30 straight games. He stands fourth in Guilford history with 10 interceptions. In 38 career games, Langston made 233 tackles with 141 solo stops, defended 28 passes and recovered three fumbles. The son of Danny Langston Sr. and Donna Mercer, he is a dean's list business management and sport management double major with minors in accounting, money and finance and human resource management.
Coach Kevin Kiesel's club finished with a 4-6 overall record, 1-5 in the ODAC. The Quakers could return as many as 47 letter winners in 2009.