CASTLETON, Vt. – Junior John Hamme of the Castleton University football team has been voted onto the CoSIDA Academic All-District I football team for combining his performance on the field with his work in the classroom, announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Hamme was voted onto the all-district team as a special teams player, as he is the long snapper for Castleton on punts, extra point attempts, and field goal attempts. In addition, he served as a backup tight end during the season, primarily coming in as part of multiple tight end sets when the Spartans were looking for an extra blocker to execute a successful running play.
In 2017, the Spartans were successful on 26-of-29 extra point attempts (.897), plus Hamme was part of the punt team that pinned Castleton opponents inside the 20-yard line 15 times during the year.
A member of the 2016 ECFC All-Academic Team, Hamme is majoring in athletic training and health science. He has assisted the Castleton athletic training department as a student trainer during past winter and spring seasons.
This is the sixth straight year that at least one Castleton football player has received Academic All-District recognition. Hamme will move on to the Academic All-America ballot, with the results scheduled to be announced Wednesday, Dec. 13.