Ford & Wieczorek Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Holy Cross Athletics   11-04-2016

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior free safety Luke Ford and senior wide receiver Jake Wieczorek, members of the Holy Cross football team, have been selected to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District I squad. The team is comprised of players from Division I schools in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. 

Ford has started all nine games for the Crusaders at free safety this season, and ranks third on the team with 55 total tackles. He has also recorded three fumble recoveries, two pass breakups, one interception and one tackle for loss so far this year. An Academic All-Patriot League selection in 2015, Ford has now totaled 133 tackles, six interceptions and nine pass breakups in 36 career games played. In the classroom, he owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.64 with a major in economics.

This marks the third straight season Wieczorek has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team. He currently leads the team with 51 receptions for 661 yards and five touchdowns. Wieczorek has also returned 19 punts for 287 yards and 23 kickoffs for 498 yards, while totaling 1,471 all-purpose yards. Over the course of his collegiate career, Wieczorek now has 144 receptions for 1,985 yards and 16 scores. He currently ranks sixth all-time at Holy Cross in career receiving yards, and 10th in both reception and receiving touchdowns. In the classroom, he carries a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 with a double major in economics and chemistry.

By earning Academic All-District honors, Ford and Wieczorek will now be on the ballot for Academic All-America honors. The Academic All-America team will be announced on Dec. 1.

Holy Cross (3-6 overall, 1-3 Patriot League) returns to action this Saturday, Nov. 5, when it travels to Georgetown for a 1:00 p.m. game.

For the complete 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District I football team in PDF format, click here.


On Nov. 12, Holy Cross will face Fordham for the Ram-Crusader Cup at iconic Yankee Stadium. Order your tickets today by calling 1-844-GOCROSS or by visiting GoHolyCross.com/tickets. Make sure you don’t miss out on this historic event!


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