Brainy Broncos: 5 football players named to academic team

BOISE - The Boise State football team has a reputation for its prowess on the field. In fact, the Broncos have collected about a quarter (7 out of 27) of all the Mountain West Player of the Week honors given out so far this season.

Now a group of players are being recognized for their performance in the classroom. Thursday, five Boise State players were named to the CoSIDA All-District 7 Team.

Guard Steven Baggett, center Mason Hampton, STUD Gabe Perez, wide receiver Thomas Sperbeck and punter Sean Wale all earned spots on the team. The Broncos had more selections than any other team in their district, which includes Division I programs in Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.

To be eligible, candidates must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.30, have completed one full academic year at their current school, and be a starter or significant reserve for their team.

Baggett (3.82 gpa) and Wale (3.84 gpa) each earned their second-straight selection to the All-District 7 Team.

The teams are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). All district teams now move on to the national ballot, with the All-America team set to be announced on Dec. 1. 

BENGALS AND YOTES MAKE LIST

Also on the All-District 7 team, two Idaho State players: running back Jakori Ford and linebacker Hayden Stout.

And the College of Idaho cleaned up in the College Division with seven players named to the team:

  • TE Marcus Lenhardt
  • RB Zach Garzoli
  • DB Nate Moore
  • DB Hunter Temple
  • LB Troy Carr
  • DL Taylor Oppedyk
  • DL Josh Price

Click here for a look at the full list of players named to Academic All-District Team.

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