Blue Devils Lead All-ACC Academic Football Team Selections

Fourteen Duke Football players were named to the All-ACC Academic Football Team for their performances on the field and in the classroom last season.

The Atlantic Coast Conference recently announced the 2016 All-ACC Academic Football Team honored for their academic achievements. Duke Football excelled in the conference academically, dominating the number of selections named to the team.

Student-athletes are required to have a GPA of at least 3.00 for the previous semester and at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA for their academic career. The Blue Devils led the way with 14 players named to the All-Academic team, more than twice as many selections as the second-highest institutions with 6 (Boston College, Pitt, and Wake Forest). Here is a list of the Duke players honored by the ACC on the conference academic team:

  • Gabe Brandner, OT, Redshirt Jr. (Evolution Anthropology)
  • Austin Davis, C, Redshirt Jr. (Political Science)
  • DeVon Edwards, Safety, Redshirt Sr. (Psychology)
  • Bryon Fields, CB, Redshirt Jr. (Economics)
  • Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Freshman (Undeclared)
  • Daniel Jones, QB, Redshirt Fr. (Undeclared)
  • Johnathan Lloyd, WR, Sophomore (African-American Studies)
  • Corbin McCarthy, Safety, Redshirt Sr. (Markets & Management)
  • Anthony Nash, WR, Senior (Evolutionary Anthropology)
  • Alonzo Saxton II, CB, Junior (Theatre Studies)
  • Erich Schneider, TE, Redshirt Sr. (English)
  • Tanner Stone, OG, Redshirt Sr. (Markets & Management)
  • Chris Taylor, WR, Sophomore (Economics)
  • A.J. Wolf, DT, Redshirt Sr. (Markets & Management)

Duke Football struggled on the field last season finishing 4-8 and 1-7 in the ACC. The Blue Devils will look improve and return to a bowl game next year. Congrats to all the Blue Devils named to the All-ACC Academic team and thanks for representing the program well on and off the field!

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