Northern Illinois defensive lineman Mike Krause, who finished his Huskie career in 2010 with a 3.427 grade point average, 60 career tackles and nine-and-a-half quarterback sacks, has earned membership in the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s Hampshire Honor Society for 2011.
Krause is one of eight Mid-American Conference student-athletes named to the 2011 Hampshire Honor Society, an honor bestowed on senior college football players across all divisions who are starters or significant reserves and maintain a GPA above 3.2.
For 2011, the NFF honored 671 players from 241 schools, each of whom will receive a certificate of recognition.
Krause earned his bachelor’s degree from NIU’s College of Business prior to his senior season and took graduate-level classes during the 2010 campaign. On the field, he played a vital role for Northern Illinois’ top-rated MAC defense, starting all 14 games at nose guard and making a career high 27 tackles. Krause ranked fifth on the Huskie team in tackles with 5.5, broke up two passes and blocked a kick. He was named to the 2010 Academic All-MAC football team.
A native of Germantown, Wis., Krause is the second Northern Illinois defensive lineman to earn membership in the Hampshire Honor Society in the past two years as Huskie Brandon Bice qualified for a spot on the 2010 list.