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Moore Named First Team Academic All-America

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Moore Named First Team Academic All-America

BATON ROUGE – LSU tight end John David Moore has been named to the prestigious 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Team, the organization announced on Thursday. The team is selected annually by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Moore, a senior from Ruston, Louisiana, currently maintains a perfect 4.0 grade point average in architecture where he’s on pace to become the first LSU football player to graduate with a degree in that curriculum in over 25 years.

Moore becomes the first LSU player to earn first team Academic All-America status since Rudy Niswanger earned the award in 2005.

“I’m honored to be named to this prestigious to team,” Moore said. “It’s a culmination of a lot of hard work on and off the field. This type of recognition wouldn’t be possible without the support of a great academic center staff and the professors and staff in the school of architecture.

“I’m happy to represent LSU with this honor as it validates hard work in pursuing a great degree along with being part of such a successful football program.”

Moore has been named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll three times and he’s twice been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.

On the field, Moore has been a three-year starter at both fullback and tight end for the Tigers. In four years at LSU, Moore has been part of four bowl games and helped the Tigers to a combined record of 34-15. For his career, Moore has caught 19 passes for 128 yards and two TDs.

2017 CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-America Football Team

First Team
Pos., Name, School, Yr., GPA, Major
QB, Justin Herbert, Oregon, So., 4.08, Biology
RB, Justice Hill, Oklahoma State, So., 3.86, Finance
RB, Tucker Yinger, Dayton, Sr., 3.81, Mechanical Engineering
WR, Braxton Berrios, Miami (Fla.), Sr., 3.96, Finance / Entrepreneurship
WR, Jacob Sannon, Idaho, Gr., 3.91/4.00 Accounting (UG) / Accounting (G)
TE, John David Moore, LSU, Sr., 4.00, Architecture
OL, Cole Chewins, Michigan State, Jr., 3.91, Finance
OL, Mason Hampton, Boise State, Sr., 3.97, Accountancy
OL, Will Hopkins, SMU, Gr., 3.93, MS Management
OL, Jacob Judd, Western Illinois, Gr., 4.00, Law Enforcement & Justice Admin.
OL, Brad Lundblade, Oklahoma State, Sr., 3.89, Marketing / Management
K, Josh Williams, SMU, Jr., 3.96, Finance
ST, Tyler Stovall, Auburn, Gr., 3.94/4.00 Business Marketing (UG) / MBA (G)
DL, Nathan Clayberg, Drake, Sr., 3.82, Finance / Accounting
DL, Seth Hope, Cornell, Sr., 3.84, Applied Economics & Management
DL, Anthony Nelson, Iowa, So., 3.89, Accounting
DL, Kyle Reisert, New Hampshire, Sr., 4.00, Mechanical Engineering
LB, Kenneth Brinson, U.S. Military Academy Jr., 4.06, Chemical Engineering
LB, Chris Weber, Nebraska, Sr., 3.96, Nutrition Science
LB, Alex White, Harvard, Sr., 3.89, Biomedical Engineering
DB, David Leisring, Dayton, Jr., 3.94, Finance
DB, Max Michaels, San Diego, Sr., 3.95, Accountancy
DB, Chandon Sullivan, Georgia State, Sr., 3.84, Journalism
DB, Marlon Walls, Stephen F. Austin, Sr., 4.00, Engineering Physics
P, Ryan Anderson, Rutgers, Gr., 4.00, Business Administration (UG)

CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year: Marlon Walls, Stephen F. Austin