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Eight CAA Football Players Earn ESPN Academic All-District Honors

Nov 10, 2010, 11:55 AM EST

A total of eight CAA Football student-athletes were awarded ESPN Academic All-District First Team honors.  Each individual now moves on to the national award selection with an opportunity to be named an ESPN Academic All-American.

The All-Academic District teams are comprised of NCAA Division I football players at both the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) levels. To be eligible for the team, Student-athletes must carry a 3.3 or better grade point index, be a starter or key reserve, and be a sophomore or older.

Below is the list of individuals honored in their respective districts and what state those districts include.

CAA Football First Team Honorees:  District I — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick
WR, Anthony Nelson, Sr. — Massachusetts — District I — Wellington, Fla.Economics…3.88
TE, Chris Jeannot, Jr.New Hampshire — District I — Moon Township, Pa. — Kinesiology (exercise science)… 3.80
DL, Matt Rae, Jr. — Rhode Island — District I — York, Pa. — Biological sciences…3.75
CAA Football First Team Honorees: District II — Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, District of Columbia
QB, Pat Devlin, Sr. — Delaware — District II — Downingtown, Pa. — Finance (MS)…3.46
WR, Mark Mackey, Sr. — Delaware — District II — Harrisburg, Pa. — Economics education…3.73
TE, Zack Reed, Sr. — Delaware — District II — Huntingdon, Pa. — Fitness management…3.39
RB, Angelo Babbaro, Sr. — Villanova — District II — Canfield, Ohio — Economics…3.65
DL, Yaky Ibia, Sr. — Towson — District II — Reston, Va. — Actuarial science…3.51