(Neb.)-Clinton named Academic All-American
Chadron State College’s Glen Clinton has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Division II First Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Clinton, a junior tailback from Cody, Wyo., and a three-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Conference selection, rushed for 1,350 yards and scored seven touchdowns for the Eagles this season. His rushing average of 6.2 yards per carry was second in the RMAC and it has been exceeded only by three other tailbacks in CSC history.
He also had 21 receptions for 218 yards and a TD and has rushed for 3,138 yards in his career, which ranks him fourth all-time at Chadron State.
The RMAC is well represented on the Academic All-America Team. In addition to Clinton, Colorado Mesa’s Matt Mankoff and Trent deBraga, CSU-Pueblo’s Brandon Kliesen and Colorado School of Mines’ Chad McGraw earned Academic All-America Honors.
West Texas A&M quarterback Dustin Vaughan is the Division II Academic All-America Player of the Year.
Clinton is the 15th Chadron State football player to earn Academic All-American laurels in the past 40 years. The others are Larry Ruzicka, 1971 and ’72, Randy Bauer, 1973, Jerry Sutton, 1973, Bob Lacey, 1975, Jerry Carder, 1979, Jay Rhoades, 1991, Corey Campbell, 1994 and ’95, Casey Beran, 1999, Rob Evans, 2003, Danny Woodhead, 2006 and ’07, Shaine Odell, 2008, Aaron Ide, 2008, Cory Beran, 2010, and Sean McGowan, 2011.
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