January 20, 2019

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BATON ROUGE – LSU tight end John David Moore has been named to the prestigious 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Team, the organization announced on Thursday. The team is selected annually by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Moore, a senior from Ruston, Louisiana, currently maintains a perfect 4.0 grade point average in architecture where he’s on pace to become the first LSU football player to graduate with a degree in that curriculum in over 25 years.

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Moore becomes the first LSU player to earn first team Academic All-America status since Rudy Niswanger earned the award in 2005.

“I’m honored to be named to this prestigious to team,” Moore said. “It’s a culmination of a lot of hard work on and off the field. This type of recognition wouldn’t be possible without the support of a great academic center staff and the professors and staff in the school of architecture.

“I’m happy to represent LSU with this honor as it validates hard work in pursuing a great degree along with being part of such a successful football program.”

Moore has been named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll three times and he’s twice been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.

On the field, Moore has been a three-year starter at both fullback and tight end for the Tigers. In four years at LSU, Moore has been part of four bowl games and helped the Tigers to a combined record of 34-15. For his career, Moore has caught 19 passes for 128 yards and two TDs.

2017 CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-America Football Team

First Team

Pos.    Name                              School                                 Yr.      GPA          Major

QB      Justin Herbert               Oregon                                So.      4.08            Biology

RB      Justice Hill                    Oklahoma State               So.      3.86            Finance

RB      Tucker Yinger              Dayton                                Sr.       3.81            Mechanical Engineering

WR     Braxton Berrios            Miami (Fla.)                      Sr.       3.96            Finance / Entrepreneurship

WR     Jacob Sannon               Idaho                                   Gr.      3.91/4.00 Accounting (UG) / Accounting (G)

TE      John David Moore     LSU                                     Sr.       4.00            Architecture

OL      Cole Chewins               Michigan State                 Jr.        3.91            Finance

OL      Mason Hampton         Boise State                         Sr.       3.97            Accountancy

OL      Will Hopkins                SMU                                    Gr.      3.93            MS Management

OL      Jacob Judd                     Western Illinois               Gr.      4.00            Law Enforcement & Justice Admin.

OL      Brad Lundblade          Oklahoma State               Sr.       3.89            Marketing / Management

K         Josh Williams               SMU                                    Jr.        3.96            Finance

ST       Tyler Stovall                 Auburn                               Gr.      3.94/4.00 Business Marketing (UG) / MBA (G)

DL      Nathan Clayberg         Drake                                  Sr.       3.82            Finance / Accounting

DL      Seth Hope                     Cornell                                Sr.       3.84            Applied Economics & Management

DL      Anthony Nelson         Iowa                                    So.      3.89            Accounting

DL      Kyle Reisert                  New Hampshire             Sr.       4.00            Mechanical Engineering

LB       Kenneth Brinson         U.S. Military Academy Jr.        4.06            Chemical Engineering
LB       Chris Weber                  Nebraska                           Sr.       3.96            Nutrition Science

LB       Alex White                    Harvard                             Sr.       3.89            Biomedical Engineering

DB      David Leisring            Dayton                                Jr.        3.94            Finance

DB      Max Michaels              San Diego                          Sr.       3.95            Accountancy

DB      Chandon Sullivan      Georgia State                    Sr.       3.84            Journalism

DB      Marlon Walls               Stephen F. Austin           Sr.       4.00            Engineering Physics

P         Ryan Anderson           Rutgers                               Gr.      4.00            Business Administration (UG)

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