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All-Big 12 Academic Football Team Announced

Nine of 16 Red Raiders named to first team.

Athletics

Written by Chris Cook

School

Total  

1st Team

2nd Team

Texas
23
16
7
Texas Tech
16
9
7
Nebraska
15
12
3
Kansas
14
11
3
Missouri
14
8
6
Colorado
13
7
6
Baylor
13
6
7
Oklahoma St.
11
3
8
Iowa St.
9
6
3
Oklahoma
8
5
3
Kansas St.
8
4
4
Texas A&M
7
5
2

Sixteen Red Raiders were named to the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Football Team on Tuesday with nine earning first-team honors, the Big 12 Conference announced Tuesday.

Players earning first-team status include P Grant Berg (finance), QB Graham Harrell (history), IR Kelly Hildebrandt (general business), IR Eric Morris (communication studies), OL Chris Olson (general business), IR David Schaefer (bio-chemistry), DT Clint Stoffels (general business), PK Alex Trlica (finance), and IR Grant Walker (business management). Harrell, Trlica and Walker also were named the first team in 2006.

S Daniel Charbonnet (general studies), LB Brian Duncan (general business), LB Chad Hill (finance), CB Jamar Wall (exercise sport science), S Loy White (business marketing), LB Marlon Williams (civil engineering), and DE Tyler Yenzer (finance) were selected to the second team. Hill received the honor for the second-straight year.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 grade point average or higher cumulative for the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of his team’s scheduled contests. First-team members must hold a 3.2 GPA or higher to qualify, while second-team honorees have to fall between 3.0 and 3.19. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

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