University at Buffalo offensive guard Graham Whinery has been named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society - comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.
Whinery, an exercise science major, with a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for the Bulls. In 2011, he helped clear the way for Branden Oliver's program-record 1,395 yards rushing and 13 rushing touchdowns. This past season he started every game and helped UB rush for 2,120 yards – the third highest total in school history and the most as a Division I-A program.
A total of 703 players from 259 schools qualified for membership in the society's seventh year, marking the highest school participation in the history of the program, which began in 2007.
Whinery was also the winner of the 1958 Lambert Cup Football Team Endowed Scholarship in 2012.