Longhorns place 23 on 2011 Academic All-Big 12 Football Team
Nov. 17, 2011
Austin -- The Big 12 Conference named its 2011 Academic All-Big 12 Football Team, and The University of Texas had 23 honorees overall which is the most of any team in the conference. Texas had 14 players selected to the first team, which is also the high mark for the conference.
The first team selections included senior LB Emmanuel Acho, senior FB Jamison Berryhill, senior DE Michael Cruciani, senior DB Anthony D’Addeo, junior WR Marquise Goodwin, sophomore LB Jordan Hicks, sophomore OL Trey Hopkins, sophomore QB Case McCoy, junior RB D.J. Monroe, senior OL John Osborn, sophomore OG/C Garrett Porter, senior PK/P Justin Tucker, senior DB Sam Walker and senior RB Foswhitt Whittaker.
This is the third straight year Acho and Whittaker earned first-team honors, while it is the second straight year for Goodwin and Porter. This is Berryhill’s first time selected to the first team after being selected to the second team the previous two years.
The second team included sophomore LB Demarco Cobbs, redshirt freshman C Dominic Espinosa, sophomore OT Paden Kelley, junior OL Luke Poehlmann, senior LB Cody Ramirez, senior DB Christian Randolph, senior OG/C David Snow, sophomore DE Reggie Wilson and senior DS Alex Zumberge. Zumberge was selected to the first team last year.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, the football academic all-league squad consisted of 100 first team members combined with 70 on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or for the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. 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.