Chad Oakley Named To National Football Foundation's National Honor Society

May 10, 2007

IRVING, TX - Winston-Salem State University punter Chad Oakley has been inducted into the inaugural class of the National Football Foundation's National Honor Society in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in the classroom and on the playing field.


Oakley, a senior punter and placekicker from Haw River, NC (Eastern Randolph H.S.) recently completed his senior season at Winston-Salem State University where he started all 11 games. 


Oakley led the Rams in punting with 2,277 yards with an average of 43.0 yards per punt while collecting 11 touchbacks, placing nine punts inside the 20-yard line.  Oakley handled kickoff duties for WSSU totaling 2,443 yards with a 59.6 yard average and eight touchbacks.  He also connected on five-of-six field goal attempts this season with a season-long 48-yard field goal.  For his efforts Oakley has been named to the National Football Foundation's National Honor Society.


He becomes a member of the first National Honor Society class in National Football Foundation history.  The National Football Foundation has honored the best and brightest in intercollegiate football for over 60 years and starting with 2007's first-ever National Honor Society induction class the NFF will honor 348 student-athletes from 195 schools.


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