Dec. 14, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior center Chris Smith (Buffalo, N.Y.), a member of the Holy Cross football team, has been selected to the 2007 Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. A total of 51 student-athletes from schools around the nation were named to the team.
Smith started all 11 games at center this season, as a key part of an offensive line which paved the way for Holy Cross to lead the Patriot League in scoring (35.9 points per game), total offense (463.4 yards per game) and passing offense (335.2 yards per game). He also helped the Crusaders to allow just 14 sacks all season, while the team attempted 497 passes (just one sack for every 36.5 times the team dropped back to pass). In the classroom, Smith has posted a 3.53 grade point average with a double major in economics and accounting.
The Academic All-Star team consists of players with a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study, who are also starters or key players with legitimate athletics credentials. A special review committee of Football Championship Subdivision athletics directors was responsible for selecting the All-Star Team.
Holy Cross concluded the 2007 season with an overall record of 7-4, and placed second in the Patriot League with a 4-2 mark in conference games.
A complete list of the 2007 FCS Athletic Directors Academic All-Star Team follows.
2007 FCS ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ACADEMIC ALL-STAR TEAM
Name School Position Yr. GPA Jefferson Adcock Samford University Quarterback Sr. 3.44 Kevin Adleman Wofford College Linebacker Jr. 3.66 Nick Altomare Hofstra University Safety Jr. 3.62 Pierre Banks Appalachian State University Linebacker Jr. 3.24 Elliot Barnhart Montana State University Offensive Lineman Sr. 3.71 Joshua Brite Delaware State University Punter Sr. 4.00 Mike Byrne University of Delaware Offensive Lineman Sr. 3.55 Adam Casper Southeast Missouri State University Linebacker Sr. 3.44 Travis Cherry Western Illinois University Linebacker Sr. 3.53 Brandon Cramer University of Dayton Safety Sr. 4.00 Justin Curry Eastern Kentucky University Linebacker Sr. 3.25 Andrew Dete Dartmouth College Linebacker Jr. 3.75 Marcus Dixon Hampton University Defensive Lineman Sr. 3.22 Parker Douglass South Dakota State University Placekicker Sr. 3.78 Wes Doyle University of San Diego Wide Receiver Sr. 3.56 Nick Ellis Charleston Southern University Placekicker/Punter Sr. 3.75 Matt Engle University of California Davis Quarterback Sr. 3.42 Jerome Felton Furman University Fullback Sr. 3.28 Patrick FitzGerald Davidson College Defensive Back Sr. 3.42 Ray Fiumefreddo Marist College Fullback Jr. 3.84 Johnny Flowers Southeastern Louisiana University Offensive Lineman Sr. 3.56 Bryan Giannecchini University of Rhode Island Placekicker/Punter Sr. 3.69 Kole Heckendorf North Dakota State University Wide Receiver Jr. 3.82 Craig Hormann Columbia University Quarterback Sr. 3.33 Daniel Jordan Georgia Southern University Punter Sr. 3.76 Brian Kelly University of Dayton Linebacker Sr. 3.59 Cory Koenig South Dakota State University Running Back Sr. 3.77 David Kovalcik Duquesne University Punter Sr. 3.88 Cory Long Stephen F. Austin State University Placekicker Jr. 3.87 Brett Lowe Dartmouth College Tight End Sr. 3.65 Tom McAndrews Eastern Washington University Tight End Sr. 4.00 Wes McDermott Morehead State University Linebacker So. 3.61 Nick Mozal Bucknell University Offensive Lineman Sr. 3.77 Anthony Orio Northeastern University Quarterback Jr. 3.84 Bob Perez Youngstown State University Safety Sr. 3.84 Myles Potter Davidson College Wide Receiver Jr. 3.58 Nicholas Richmond Delaware State University Offensive Lineman So. 3.62 Jacob Rochester Virginia Military Institute Linebacker Jr. 4.00 Tyler Roehl North Dakota State University Running Back Jr. 3.23 Jordan Senn Portland State University Linebacker Sr. 3.86 Matt Sherry Villanova University Wide Receiver Sr. 3.84 Chris Smith College of the Holy Cross Offensive Lineman Jr. 3.53 Justin Smith Columbia University Defensive Back Sr. 3.55 Matt Stansfield Duquesne University Offensive Lineman Sr. 3.46 Torrey Thomas University of Montana Free Safety Sr. 3.72 Bradley Thompson Tennessee Tech University Defensive Lineman So. 4.00 Rob Valletti Iona College Offensive Lineman Sr. 3.78 Jim Verlanic Murray State University Offensive Lineman Jr. 3.71 Kevin Walsh Monmouth College Defensive Lineman Jr. 3.34 John Webb Towson University Linebacker Sr. 3.31 Tom Zetts Youngstown State University Quarterback Sr. 3.68