I really wanted to entitle this "Nebraska has smart fooball playrs" but I figure it would drive Husker Mike insane, so I didn't.
Nebraska landed 21 football players on the Academic All-Big Ten Honoree list, and as noted by the UNL Athletic Department:
Nebraska's honorees were highlighted by sophomore wide receiver Lane Hovey, who earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second straight season. Hovey was one of three football student-athletes and 26 overall student-athletes recognized for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. An Adel, Iowa, native, Hovey is majoring in business administration and already has a senior academic standing, despite having two seasons of eligibility remaining.
To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
- Year reflects academic standing not eligibility
- Four out of five starters from the offensive line made this list, including Mark Pelini double majoring in Mathematics and History. This should make you go hmmmmm......
- Pelini is the only player involved in a science-related field.
- Perhaps we need dumber linemen.
- Ameer Abdullah is a senior. Man, I'm gonna miss that guy and not just because of what he did on the field.
Here's the list:
|Ameer Abdullah||Sr.||History||Homewood||Ala. (2nd Selection)|
|Maliek Collins||Soph.||Undeclared||Kansas City||Mo.|
|Jake Cotton||Graduate||History||Lincoln||Neb. (3)|
|Sam Cotton||Jr.||Business Administration||Lincoln||Neb. (2)|
|Joey Felici||Sr.||Management/Business Administration||Omaha||Neb.|
|Kevin Gladney||Soph.||Child Youth and Family Services||Akron||Ohio|
|Lane Hovey||Sr.||Business Administration||Adel||Iowa (2)|
|Harrison Jordan||Soph.||Business Administration||Omaha||Neb.|
|Josh Mitchell||Sr.||Communication Studies||Corona||Calif. (3)|
|Mike Moudy||Sr.||English||Castle Rock||Colo. (3)|
|Mark Pelini||Sr.||Mathematics/History||Youngstown||Ohio (3)|
|Givens Price||Sr.||Accounting/Management||Houston||Texas (3)|
|Ryne Reeves||Sr.||Economics/Management||Crete||Neb. (3)|
|Brandon Reilly||Jr.||Marketing||Lincoln||Neb. (2)|
|Trevor Roach||Sr.||Finance/Management||Elkhorn||Neb. (3)|
|David Sutton||Sr.||Management/Marketing||Lincoln||Neb. (2)|
|Jordan Westerkamp||Jr.||Business Administration||Lombard||Ill. (2)|