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Adam Casper prevents Eastern Kentucky running back Bobby Washington from reaching the end zone on Oct. 13, 2007. He led the OVC in tackles this season. (Mike Williamson)
 
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Casper and Perez Named To Academic All-Star Team

Dec. 14, 2007

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Senior linebacker Adam Casper and Francisco Perez of Southeast Missouri State University have been named to the Tenth Annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star team.

Francisco Perez has a 3.50 grade point average and started on the offensive line in all four years of his Southeast career. (Pat Young)


Casper and Perez were among 51 players from the FCS to achieve the academic award. Casper has a 3.44 cumulative grade point average while majoring in Finance while Perez has a 3.50 GPA in International Business. Casper led Southeast and the Ohio Valley Conference in tackles this season while winning all-OVC honors.

The FCS Academic All-Star team was announced at the FCS football championship in Chattanooga, Tenn.

"It's an honor for the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association to annually award an academic all-star team in FCS football," said Jim Murphy, chair of the FCS selection committee and athletics director at Davidson College. "These outstanding individuals represent the true meaning of the word student-athlete. We are proud of their accomplishments both in the classroom and on the field."

Football players from all FCS institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials.

 
 

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