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Kellem earns Academic All-American honors

First player honored since 1991

November 23, 2010 · Athletic Communications

TOWSON, Md. - Middle Tennessee's Jeremy Kellem has been named to the 2010 ESPN Academic All-America Football Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Kellem is the fourth academic all-american in school history and the first since Bryan Faulkner was honored in 1991.

Kellem is majoring in Organizational Communication and carries a 3.58 grade point average. He is the only student-athlete from the state of Tennessee or the Sun Belt Conference to be recognized on either the first or second team.

The senior is impressive on the field as well. Entering this weekends game against FAU, Kellem is second in the Sun Belt Conference and tied for 31st nationally with 92 total tackles. The North Lauderdale, Fla., native has put together five straight games with double digit stops.

For his career, Kellem has played in 47 games and earned 40 starts while also earning first team All-SBC honors in 2009.

2010 ESPN Academic All-America ® Football Team as selected by CoSIDA
University Division

FIRST TEAM
QB Greg McElroy Alabama
RB Kyle Minett South Dakota State
RB Jacquise Terry (2) Kent State
WR Joe Allaria Southern Illinois
WR Anthony Nelson Massachusetts
WR Kealoha Pilares Hawaii
TE Kyle Adams Purdue
OL Chase Beeler Stanford
OL Patrick Conroy Brown
OL John Dowd (2) U.S. Naval Acad.
OL Barrett Jones (2) Alabama
OL Stefen Wisniewski(1)$ Penn State
K David Ruffer Notre Dame
DL Sam Acho (1) Texas
DL Chance Coda Southern Illinois
DL Pete Massaro Penn State
DL Brandon Wingeier @ Dayton
LB Chris Colasanti Penn State
LB Kyle Glazier Western Illinois
LB Michael Hodges Texas A&M
DB Austin Cassidy Nebraska
DB A.J. Kaltenbach Dayton
DB Erik Stoll Montana
DB Jordan Trimble U.S. Military Acad.
P Drew Butler Georgia

SECOND TEAM
QB Kellen Moore Boise State
RB Tyler Duffy South Dakota State
RB Bryan Kariya Brigham Young
WR Bart Johnson TCU
TE Vince Pascoe Fresno State
OL David Arkin Missouri State
OL Brian Lepak Oklahoma
OL David Pickard Southern Illinois
OL Nate Potter Boise State
OL Phillip Swanson Western Michigan
K Stephen Blose Youngstown State
DL Ben Boothby Northern Iowa
DL Carson Homme U.S. Military Acad.
DL Nolan Nearhoof Robert Morris
DL J.J. Sanchez Southeast Missouri
LB Matt Berning Central Michigan
LB Joe Holland Purdue
LB Owen Marecic Stanford
LB Travis Nissley Bucknell
DB Travis Bradshaw Rice
DB Jeremy Kellem Middle Tennessee
DB Adam Mehrer Columbia
DB Chima Nwachukwu (2) Washington State
P Derek Epperson Baylor

ESPN Academic All-American of the Year: Greg McElroy, Alabama
(1) ESPN Academic All-America® first team selection in 2009
(2) ESPN Academic All-America® second team selection in 2009
(3) ESPN Academic All-America® third team selection in 2009
# ESPN Academic All-America® first team selection in 2008
$ ESPN Academic All-America® second team selection in 2008
@ ESPN Academic All-America® first team selection in 2008 and 2009

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