Middlebury College football senior Kevin Hopsicker (Delmar, N.Y.) has been named a Vermont Collegiate Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame inductee. The award was presented by the National Football Foundation Vermont Chapter during its 25th-Annual awards dinner on Sunday, May 6 at Castleton's Glenbrook Gymnasium. On the field, the defensive back helped lead the Panthers to a 7-2 season and a runner-up finish in the NESCAC.
Hopsicker, a two-time CoSIDA All-District selection, owns a 3.86 grade point average as a political science major. One of the team's top tacklers over his career, he had 42 stops during the 2017 season. He also intercepted a pass for a touchdown and had a season-best eight tackles during Middlebury's win at Amherst, garnering him NESCAC Player of the Week accolades. Hopsicker had five pass break-ups and at least two tackles in each game this fall. He ended his career with 140 tackles, seven interceptions and 13 pass break-ups.
Hopsicker is joined by Eric Decker (Castleton), Austin Roberts (Norwich) and Sam Messenger (UVM Club program) as the recipients of the academic award, representing the state's four collegiate football programs.