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Keegan Wetzel Named Capital One First Team Academic All-American

Wetzel has a 3.89 grade point average

Dec. 6, 2012

For:  Immediate Release

Sent:  December 6, 2012

Contact:  Scott Strasemeier (410) 293-8775


Keegan Wetzel Named Capital One First Team Academic All-American


ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy senior linebacker Keegan Wetzel was named a Capital One First Team Academic All-American today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).   Wetzel is just the eighth Navy player to be named First Team Academic All-American and it marks the third-straight year that Navy has had a player make the first team.  John Dowd was named first team in 2010 and 2011.


Wetzel scored a perfect 1600 on his SAT and is believed to be the only current FBS player in the country to accomplish such a feat.  He carries a 3.89 GPA in systems engineering. 


Wetzel has been a force on the field for the Midshipmen, recording 63 tackles, a team-high 13.5 tackles for a loss, a team-high six sacks, has forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.  He is just two sacks away from third on Navy’s single-season sacks list.


Navy (7-4) will travel to Philadelphia on Saturday to take on Army (2-9) in the 113th playing of the Army-Navy Game Presented by USA.  CBS will televise the game nationally starting at 2:30 PM.


First Team Academic All-Americans




Pos.  Name                           School                       Yr.            GPA             Major



QB    Nick Florence                 Baylor                        Gr.            3.79             Economics

WR    Pat Kelly                       Liberty                        Sr.            4.00             Exercise Science

WR    Chris Looney                 Colgate                       Sr.            3.90             International Relations

TE     Cameron Brate              Harvard                       Jr.            3.39             Economics

RB     Rex Burkhead                Nebraska                    Sr.            3.45             History

RB     Ray Holley                     La. Tech                      Gr.           3.50             Counseling

OL     Mike Golic Jr.                  Notre Dame                Gr.            3.42             Film, Television & Theatre

OL     Gabe Ikard                     Oklahoma                   Jr.            4.00             Multidisciplinary Studies

OL     Barrett Jones                  Alabama                     Gr.           4.00             Accounting

OL     John Urschel                   Penn State                  Gr.           4.00             Mathematics

OL     Patrick Ward                   Northwestern               Sr.           3.94             Mechanical Engineering

K       Dustin Hopkins                Florida State                Gr.           3.76             International Affairs (MS)

DL     Alan Baxter                      N. Illinois                    Sr.           3.61              Finance

DL     Pete Massaro                   Penn State                   Gr.           3.85              Finance

DL     Nolan Nearhoof                Rob. Morris                  Sr.            3.74             Biology

DL     Adam Replogle                 Indiana                       Sr.            3.68             Criminal Justice, Psychology

LB     Dan Molls                         Toledo                        Sr.             3.61            Exercise Science

LB     Manti Te'o                        Notre Dame                 Sr.             3.32            Design

LB     Keegan Wetzel                  Navy                          Sr.              3.90           Systems Engineering           

DB     McKade Brady                  Utah State                  Sr.              3.57           Human Movement Science

DB     Cody Davis                       Texas Tech                Gr.               3.70           Mgmt. Information Systems

DB     Luke Ruff                          Wyoming                  Sr.               3.60           Civil Engineering

DB     Cooper Taylor                    Richmond                 Sr.               3.63           Business Management

P       Dylan Breeding                   Arkansas                 Sr.               3.80           Marketing


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