Yellow Jackets Place Four On All-ACC Academic Football Team
Jackson, Lyons, Peters, Walls among ACC's top football scholar-athletes
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.
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:
Ellis Gardner, T
Sam Kelly, DE
Eddie Fortier, FB