Thursday, December 8, 2011
Luck, York named Academic All-Americans
By ESPN.com staff
Stanford QB Andrew Luck earned first-team Academic All-American honors Thursday, while Oregon offensive guard Carson York was named to the second team.
Here's the release from the Pac-12:
STANFORD junior quarterback Andrew Luck leads the Capital One Academic All-America Division I football team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced Thursday. Luck was honored as the Academic All-America Team Member of the Year and named to the first team. OREGON junior offensive lineman Carson York was named to the second team.
Luck, an architectural design major with a 3.48 GPA, was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year and received the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as the top quarterback in college football. The two-time Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and Heisman Trophy finalist, Luck has thrown for 3,170 yards and 35 touchdowns this season. He was named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America team on Monday.
York, who carries a 3.75 GPA in advertising, has started all 13 games at left guard for the Ducks this season. The Oregon offensive line has blocked for the nation’s third-ranked scoring offense and fifth-ranked rushing attack. York is a three-time selection to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team.