Wayland Town Crier: 'Wayland's Critides wins academic honor"

Wade Critides
Wade Critides

Former Bentley University wide receiver was one of six members of the 2011 team recently recognized with selection to the Hampshire Honor Society by the National Football Foundation. Rick Smith, sports editor of the Wayland Town Crier, recently spoke to Wade about his Bentley experience. This article appeared in the July 10 edition of the paper and online at www.wickedlocal.com/wayland.

By Rick Smith, Sports Editor, GateHouse News Service

Posted Jul 10, 2012 @ 03:01 PM

WAYLAND — The nice big, fat cherry for the sundae known as Wade Critides' Bentley University football career was placed on top last month when the fifth-year senior found out that he was one of six ex-Falcons to be recognized by the National Football Foundation by being named to the 2012 Hampshire Honor Society.

The NFF Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who maintain a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.

"I was very proud and happy to be honored," said Critides, a 6-foot-3, 197-pound wide receiver. "I know that I definitely worked hard and it paid off."

Early in his Bentley athletic career, Critides learned he would have to work harder on the football field or end up being buried on the depth chart.

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