Arthur Flores Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society
April 5, 2017
IRVING, Texas - Former San Diego State football center Arthur Flores (Denver) has been named to the 2017 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced today. To be eligible for the award, the athlete must own at least a 3.2 undergraduate GPA, complete his final year of eligibility in 2016 and be a starter or significant contributor throughout the 2016 campaign.
Flores, who started all 28 games over the last two seasons at center for the back-to-back Mountain West champions, helped the Aztecs to program records in rushing yards (3,680), rushing touchdowns (34), rushing yards per carry (5.8), points (493) and field goals (21) last year. He was also on the 2016 Rimington Trophy Watch List, which goes out to the most outstanding center in the country, and was one of two SDSU players (also Daniel Brunskill) to earn San Diego State’s President’s Award (highest standard of athletic and academic excellence). Flores was also a two-time member of the Mountain West Fall All-Academic Team (2015-16).
The Aztecs are coming off an 11-3 season, knocking off Wyoming, 27-24, in the MW Championship game and Houston, 34-10, in the Las Vegas Bowl, to finish with a No. 25 ranking in both the AP Top 25 poll and the Amway Coaches Poll. It is just the second time that SDSU has been ranked in the final AP poll in program history (also 1977). The 11 wins tied a school single-season record as San Diego State became the first team in program history with back-to-back 11-win campaigns.
San Diego State is accepting new account deposits on 2017 season tickets through the Aztec Ticket Office, while current season-ticket holders can also renew their tickets for the 2017 campaign. Fans can purchase tickets through GoAztecs.com, over the phone by calling (619) 283-7378, or by visiting Qualcomm Stadium's Window E between 9 a.m. PT and 5 p.m. PT.
SDSU’s home schedule next year includes games against UC Davis (Sept. 2), Stanford (Sept. 16), Northern Illinois (Sept. 30), Boise State (Oct. 14), Fresno State (Oct. 21), Nevada (Nov. 18) and New Mexico (Nov. 25).