Two Culver Military Academy football players were honored as scholar-athletes by the Edward W. “Moose” Krause Chapter of the College Football Hall of Fame and the National Football Foundation.
First-classmen Hayes Barnes (Culver) and Ryan Graf (Chicago) were among the 32 players honored by the chapter. The scholar-athlete dinner and awards ceremony was conducted in South Bend, Ind., April 24.
Selection of the players was based on their endeavors on the field, in the classroom, extra-curricular activities, and community service. Barnes, who played quarterback for four years, will be attending Butler University in the fall. Graf, who served as the Eagles punter and kicker for the past two seasons, has been designated a preferred walk-on at Texas Christian University.
This is the first time CMA players have been honored by the chapter in its 41-year history. The Moose Krause Chapter provides four renewable scholarships each year, selecting those recipients from the field of 32. The chapter provides $16,000 in scholarships annually.