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Five From SEC Earn COSIDA Academic All-America Honors

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SEC Staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 12, 2021)-----Five current and former Southeastern Conference football student-athletes were named to the 2020-21 Academic All-America® Division I football teams selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced Monday.

Four SEC players earned First Team honors, including Alabama's Mac Jones, who was named the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year.

Other first team honorees from the SEC include Mississippi State's Austin Williams, Alabama's Landon Dickerson and Auburn's Anders Carlson. Missouri's Nick Bolton was named to the second team.

The 2020-21 Academic All-America® Division I Football Team features 12 members with a 4.00 GPA and 25 members with at least a 3.90 GPA as either undergraduate or graduate student-athletes. The 25 members on the first team have an average GPA of 3.90.

2020-21 Academic All-America® Football Team NCAA Division I

First Team

QB: Mac Jones (Alabama)

RB: Jake Chisholm (Dayton)

RB: Ezra Gray (Alabama State)

WR: Britain Covey (Utah)

WR: Austin Williams (Mississippi State)

TE: Charlie Kolar (Iowa State)

OL: Blaise Andries (Minnesota)

OL: Mike Caliendo (Western Michigan)

OL: Harry Crider (Indiana)

OL: Landon Dickerson (Alabama)

OL: Wes Genant (South Dakota State)

K: Anders Carlson (Auburn)

DL: Thomas Booker (Stanford)

DL: Matt Henningsen (Wisconsin)

DL: Tarron Jackson (Coastal Carolina)

DL: Kingsley Jonathan (Syracuse)

LB: Silas Kelly (Coastal Carolina)

LB: Rick Mottram (Bucknell)

LB: Riley Whimpey (Boise State)

DB: Spencer DeMedal (Duquesne)

DB: Robby Hauck (Montana)

DB: Kekaula Kaniho (Boise State)

DB: K.J. Smith (North Alabama)

P: John Haggerty III (Western Kentucky)

ST: Tyler Gillikin (Northwestern)

Second Team

QB: Brock Purdy (Iowa State)

RB: Jermar Jefferson (Oregon State)

RB: Charles Williams (UNLV)

WR: Thomas Hennigan (Appalachian State)

WR: Tyler Page (SMU)

TE: Logan Carter (Oklahoma State)

OL: Drew Dalman (Stanford)

OL: Jake Dixon (Duquesne)

OL: Drew Himmelman (Illinois State)

OL: Austin Stidham (Troy)

OL: Mike Van Hoeven (Eastern Michigan)

K: Jet Toner (Stanford)

DL: Marcus Cushine (Alabama A&M)

DL: Tyriq Harris (Charlotte)

DL: Nick Heninger (Utah State)

DL: Juwuan Jones (Western Kentucky)

LB: Logan Backhaus (South Dakota State)

LB: Nick Bolton (Missouri)

LB: Ryan Greenhagen (Fordham)

DB: Bryce Cosby (Ball State)

DB: Pat Fields (Oklahoma)

DB: Sean Mahone (West Virginia)

DB: Jalen Pitre (Baylor)

DB: Noah Williams (Stanford)

P: James Smith (Cincinnati)

ST: Kyle Gibbs (U.S. Naval Academy)