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Duke Leads ACC Football Teams in ACC Academic Honors
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/07/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke football team led all ACC football squads with 63 selections to the ACC Academic Honor Roll, 34 more honorees than the next closest school.

Duke led all football squads in selections for the fifth consecutive year and was the league’s only team with more than 30 selections. Trailing Duke in the top five were Boston College (29), Virginia (25), Virginia Tech (23) and Georgia Tech, Miami and NC State (21). Duke has had at least 50 Academic Honor Roll selections in each of head coach David Cutcliffe’s first five seasons, including at least 60 the past two years.

The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the full academic year.

“From day one when you get here, Coach Cut makes it clear that our priority is faith, family, future and football. Within that realm of future is academics,” said redshirt senior offensive guard Dave Harding, a three-time selection to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. “If you don’t compete hard in the classroom like you do in the field, you’re not going to be able to play. Coach Cut is a big believer in making us good men, and part of that is being respectful and responsible with our studies. That’s what it means to be a Duke football player.”

Among Duke’s football selections were All-ACC selections Kenny Anunike, Ross Cockrell, Jamison Crowder, Harding, Ross Martin, Perry Simmons and Conner Vernon. Anunike and starting quarterback Sean Renfree appeared on the list for the fifth time in their respective careers.

“As we’ve gotten better on the field, we’ve continued to reach excellence in the classroom,” Cutcliffe said. “It’s almost record-setting to a degree each and every year. With 63 ACC Academic Honor Roll performers this year, I couldn’t be more pleased with the commitment to excellence our team is making in every aspect of being a student-athlete.”

Duke opens the 2013 season against N.C. Central on Saturday, August 31 in Wallace Wade Stadium at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at or by calling (919) 681-BLUE.

2012-13 ACC Academic Honor Roll Football Selections by School
1.    Duke (63)
2.    Boston College (29)
3.    Virginia (25)
4.    Virginia Tech (23)
5.    Georgia Tech (21)
6.    Miami (21)
7.    NC State (21)
8.    Clemson (20)
9.    North Carolina (19)
10.    Wake Forest (19)
11.    Florida State (18)
12.    Maryland (18)

Duke Football ACC Academic Honor Roll Selections
(Career ACC Academic Honor Roll selections in parentheses)
Eric Adams (1)
Jackson Anderson (2)
Kenny Anunike (5)
Marcus Aprahamian (2)
Will Boeckman (2)
Brandon Braxton (2)
Jacques Bristow (2)
Kelby Brown (3)
Kyler Brown (2)
Lee Butler (3)
Lex Butler (4)
Jeremy Cash (1)
Chris Coady (1)
James Cockey (1)
Ross Cockrell (4)
John Coleman (3)
Robert Collins (2)
Christian Conway (1)
Jamison Crowder (1)
Braxton Deaver (3)
Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo (1)
DeVon Edwards (1)
Jack Farrell (4)
Lucas Fisher (2)
Teddy Force (4)
Tony Foster (2)
C.J. France (2)
Travis Gibson (4)
Carson Ginn (1)
Britton Grier (1)
Dave Harding (3)
David Helton (2)
Thomas Hennessy (1)
Chris Hoover (2)
Conor Irwin (3)
Dezmond Johnson (3)
Patrick Kurunwune (3)
Michael Mann (1)
Ross Martin (1)
Max McCaffrey (1)
Hud Mellencamp (1)
Brian Moore (3)
James Noetzel (1)
William Perrott (2)
David Reeves (2)
Sean Renfree (5)
Garrett Rider (3)
Cody Robinson (2)
Spencer Rogers (3)
Sydney Sarmiento (3)
Erich Schneider (1)
Perry Simmons (4)
Thomas Sirk (1)
Josh Snead (3)
Mackenzie Sovereign (2)
Quan Stevenson (2)
Tanner Stone (1)
Juwan Thompson (2)
Laken Tomlinson (3)
Conner Vernon (2)
Jack Willoughby (2)
Jack Wise (2)
A.J. Wolf (1)