Nov 30, 2006
Defensive lineman Todd Eagle has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team for his contribution to Humboldt State football and excellence in the classroom.
Eagle, a senior from Albany, has achieved a 3.91 grade point average in his major of Liberal Studies Elementary Education. He finished second among Lumberjacks in tackles with 61, including 30 solo tackles, also forcing a fumble and intercepting a pass that he returned for a touchdown
“This is a great honor for both Todd and the university,” HSU head coach Doug Adkins said. “It’s also a tribute to all of the work Todd has put in to be successful both on and off the field.”
Helping the Lumberjacks achieve a 9-1 record, Eagle led Humboldt State with 7. 5 quarterback sacks for an average of.8 per game that ranked him 35th among all NCAA Division II players.
Eagle is one of two players from District VIII receiving academic honors this fall, and the only student-athlete selected to the first team.
Voting on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team is conducted by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), whose members select Academic All-America teams in 12 sports programs.