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List of Football Academic All-America Team Members of the Year

Football Academic All-America Team Members of the Year
Awarded for the yearly outstanding men's American football Academic All-America team member
Country United States & Canada
Presented by Capital One & the College Sports Information Directors of America
Currently held by Barrett Jones, Alabama
Dustin Vaughan West Texas A&M
Nick Driskill, Mount Union
Jake Snodgrass, McPherson College
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List of Football Academic All-America Team Members of the Year is a list of the annual selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America and its Academic All-America sponsor of the individual athlete selected as the most outstanding of the annual Football Academic All-America selections. From 1996 to 2011 one winner each was chosen from both the College and University Divisions for all twelve Academic All-America teams including football. The Academic All-America program recognizes combined athletic and academic excellence of the nation's top student-athletes. The University Division team included eligible participants from National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I member schools, while the College Division team included scholar-athletes from all of the following: NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Canadian universities and colleges and two-year schools. Currently, each team selects Academic All-District honorees in eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.[1] First team All-District honorees make the All-America team ballots. All twelve Academic All-American teams (Men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's track & field, men's baseball, women's softball, men's American football, women's volleyball and men's and women's at-large teams) had one Academic All-American of the Year each for both the College and University divisions. One of these twelve sport-by-sport Academic All-American of the years is selected as the Academic All-America Team Members of the Year for each division.[2] The most recent football player to win the all-sports honor is Barrett Jones of the University of Alabama, winner of the 2013 Division I award.[3]

In 2011, the Academic All-America program was expanded from two to four divisions. NCAA Divisions II and III were separated into their own divisions, while the College Division now consists only of non-NCAA institutions.[4]

Division I (formerly University Division)

In this and all other tables, names in bold indicate winners of the all-sports Academic All-America award.

Year Name School
1991 Vardell, TommyTommy Vardell Stanford University
1992 Hansen, JimJim Hansen University of Colorado at Boulder
1993 Ruddy, TimTim Ruddy[5] University of Notre Dame
1994 Zatechka, RobRob Zatechka University of Nebraska–Lincoln
1995 Wuerffel, DannyDanny Wuerffel[6] University of Florida
1996 Wuerffel, DannyDanny Wuerffel University of Florida
1997 Manning, PeytonPeyton Manning University of Tennessee
1998 Stinchcomb, MattMatt Stinchcomb University of Georgia
1999 Pennington, ChadChad Pennington Marshall University
2000 Brees, DrewDrew Brees[7] Purdue University
2001 Johnson, RyanRyan Johnson[8] Montana State University – Bozeman
2002 Kingsbury, KliffKliff Kingsbury[9] Texas Tech University
2003 Krenzel, CraigCraig Krenzel[10] Ohio State University
2004 Smith, AlexAlex Smith[11] University of Utah
2005 Hartigan, NickNick Hartigan[12] Brown University
2006 Posluszny, PaulPaul Posluszny[13] Pennsylvania State University
2007 Cramer, BrandonBrandon Cramer[14] University of Dayton
2008 Tebow, TimTim Tebow[15] University of Florida
2009 Tebow, TimTim Tebow[16] [University of Florida
2010 McElroy, GregGreg McElroy[17] University of Alabama
2011 Luck, AndrewAndrew Luck[4] Stanford University
2012 Jones, BarrettBarrett Jones[18] University of Alabama

Division II

Year Name School
2011 Clay Garcia[19] Colorado School of Mines
2012 Dustin Vaughan[20] West Texas A&M University

Division III

Year Name School
2011 Zweifel, MichaelMichael Zweifel[21] University of Dubuque
2012 Driskill, NickNick Driskill[22] University of Mount Union

College Division

Year Name School
1995 Chris Palmer St. Johns (MN)
1997 Brad Gray Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2001 T.J. Hess Widener College
2002 Mike Bowman[23] Susquehanna University
2003 Tyler Paul[10] Emporia State University
2004 Ty Touchstone[11] Eastern New Mexico University
2005 Josh Lamberson [12] Northwest Missouri State University
2006 Ryan Meredith[13] Pittsburg State University
2007 Danny Woodhead[14] Chadron State College
2008 Greg Micheli [15] University of Mount Union
2009 Beau Kildow[16] Morningside College
2010 Isaac Odim[17] University of Minnesota Duluth
2011 Jake Snodgrass[24] McPherson College
2012 Jake Snodgrass[25] McPherson College


  1. ^ "Capital One Academic All-District ® Men’s Basketball Teams Released".  
  2. ^ "Academic All-America program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)".  
  3. ^ "Barrett Jones of Alabama named Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release).  
  4. ^ a b "Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck headlines the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Football Team".  
  5. ^ "3 Cornhuskers On Academic All-America".  
  7. ^ "Purdue's Brees heads 2000 football Academic All-Americans".  
  8. ^ "Football, women's volleyball teams kick off annual accolades".  
  9. ^ "Thirteen Student-Athletes Earn Repeat Verizon Academic All-America® Football Team Honors".  
  10. ^ a b "2003 Academic All-America® Football Team Announced".  
  11. ^ a b "Utah’s Smith & Eastern New Mexico’s Touchstone Head: 2004 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Football Team".  
  12. ^ a b "Brown’s Hartigan, Northwest Missouri State’s Lamberson Head: 2005 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America® Football Teams".  
  13. ^ a b "Penn State’s Posluszny and Pittsburgh State’s Meredith Head: 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Football Teams".  
  14. ^ a b "2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Football Team".  
  15. ^ a b "2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America".  
  16. ^ a b "2009-2010 ESPN The Magazine Sport-By-Sport Academic All-Americans Of The Year".  
  17. ^ a b "Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy, Minnesota Duluth running back Isaac Odim lead ESPN Academic All-America® Football Teams".  
  18. ^ "Alabama’s Barrett Jones tops Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Football Team".  
  19. ^ "Clay Garcia of Colorado School of Mines named top scholar-athlete on Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Football Team".  
  20. ^ "Quarterback Dustin Vaughan of West Texas A&M tops Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Football Team".  
  21. ^ "Record-setting senior wide receiver Michael Zweifel (University of Dubuque) leads Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Football Team; Zweifel named AAA of the Year for DIII football".  
  22. ^ "Mount Union defensive back Nick Driskill leads Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Football Team".  
  24. ^ "Jake Snodgrass of McPherson leads Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Football Team".  
  25. ^ "McPherson College quarterback Jake Snodgrass leads Capital One Academic All-America College Division Football Teams; Snodgrass repeats as divisional AAA of the Year".  

External links

  • Academic All-America information page
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