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Yellow Jackets Place Four On All-ACC Academic Football Team

GoJackets Will Jackson has made the All-ACC Academic Team in each of his first two seasons.
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Will Jackson has made the All-ACC Academic Team in each of his first two seasons.
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Feb. 15, 2012

See complete All-ACC Academic Football Team here.

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Georgia Tech placed four student-athletes on the 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team, released Tuesday morning by the league office.

Yellow Jacket seniors Preston Lyons, Jason Peters and Logan Walls, and redshirt sophomore Will Jackson represent Georgia Tech on the 52-man squad.

Tech has placed four players on the All-ACC Academic Team three times in Paul Johnson's four-year tenure in Atlanta.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. The ACC has selected an All-ACC Academic Football team every year since 1954.

Walls (Dawsonville, Ga.), was named to the elite squad for the third consecutive year. Walls earned his undergraduate degree in management in 2011 and played this past season while pursuing a second degree in history, technology & science.

Jackson (Knoxville, Tenn.), a business administration major, was named to the all-academic team for the second straight year.

Peters (Baton Rouge, La.) and Lyons (Atlanta, Ga.) were named to the team for the first time. Peters earned his BS in management in the fall of 2010 and played this past season while pursuing a degree in biology. Lyons majored in history, science & technology and graduated in December.

Below is a glance at every All-ACC Academic Football Team selection since 1980:

1980
Ellis Gardner, T
Mark Schultz, C
Mark Bradley, NG
Sheldon Fox, LB

1981
Ellis Gardner, T
Mark Sheffield, S

 

 

1982
Ellis Gardner, T
Sam Kelly, DE
Eddie Fortier, FB

1983
John Ivemeyer, T
Rob Horton, LB
Mike Martin, LB

1984
John Dewberry, QB
Sam Bracken, G
Paul Menegazzi, DB
Chuck Easley, FB
Tony Kepano, G

1985
Sam Bracken, G
John Dewberry, QB
Chuck Easley, TB
Andy Hearn, C
John Ivemeyer, T

1986
Bart Jones, DB
Steve Mullen, DE
Cedric Stallworth, DB
Jim Stradley, C
Rick Strom, QB
Mitch Waters, T

1987
Steve Mullen, DE
Cedric Stallworth, DB
Rick Strom, QB

1989
Steve Mullen, DT
David Hicks, OLB
Stefen Scotton, FB

1990
Stefen Scotton, FB
Jay Martin, DB

1991
Jerrelle Williams, ILB

1992
Coleman Rudolph, DT

1994
Rodney Wilkerson, ILB

1995
Grant Baynham, TE
Dave Frakes, K

1996
Dave Frakes, K

1998
Felipe Claybrooks, DE
Mike Sheridan, SE
Kofi Smith, CB

1999
Dan Dyke, P
Travares Tillman, DB

2000 Felipe Claybrooks, DE
Dan Dyke, P
Jeremy Muyres, DB

2001
Dan Dyke, P
George Godsey, QB
Jeremy Muyres, DB
Kelley Rhino, SP

2002
Dan Dyke, P
Jeremy Muyres, DB
Kelley Rhino, SP
Luke Manget, PK
Daryl Smith, LB

2003
James Butler, DB
Nate Curry, WR
P.J. Daniels, RB
John Paul Foschi, TE
Eric Henderson, DE
Hal Higgins, P
Chris Reis, DB
Gerris Wilkinson, DE

2004
Travis Bell, PK
James Butler, DB
Nate Curry, WR
P.J. Daniels, RB
Chris Reis, LB

2005
Travis Bell, PK
Chris Reis, LB
Kevin Tuminello, C

2006
Travis Bell, PK
Darryl Richard, DT
Kevin Tuminello, C

2007
Travis Bell, PK
Tashard Choice, RB
Colin Peek, TE
Kevin Tuminello, C

2008
Roddy Jones, RB
Darryl Richard, DT
Jaybo Shaw, QB
Cooper Taylor, S

2009
Roddy Jones, RB
Logan Walls, DT

2010
Scott Blair, K
Will Jackson, OG
Roddy Jones, RB
Logan Walls, DT

2011
Will Jackson, OG
Preston Lyons, RB
Jason Peters, DE
Logan Walls, DT

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