A conference-leading 15 Nebraska football players were named first-team Academic All-Big 12, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon. Overall, 22 Huskers received either first- or second-team recognition by the Big 12. They are:

First-Team (3.20 GPA or higher; * 4.0 GPA)
Name â?? Year – Major – Hometown
Lance Brandenburgh – Jr. – Business Administration â?? Overland Park, Kan.
Adam Carriker â?? Sr. â?? Business Administration â?? Kennewick, Wash.
Andy Christensen â?? So. â?? Construction Management â?? Bennington, Neb.
Jordan Congdon â?? So. â?? Undecided â?? San Diego, Calif.
Andy Kadavy â?? Sr. â?? Elementary Education â?? Seward, Neb.
Newton Lingenfelter â?? Sr. â?? Mechanized Systems Management â?? Plainview, Neb.
Kurt Mann â?? Sr. â?? Mechanized Systems Management â?? Grand Island, Neb.
Matt Oâ??Hanlon â?? So. â?? Secondary Education-Social Science â?? Bellevue, Neb.
Todd Peterson â?? So. â?? Nutritional, Exercise and Health Science â?? Grand Island, Neb.
J.B. Phillips â?? Jr. â?? Marketing â?? Colleyville, Texas
Zach Potter â?? So. â?? Business Administration â?? Omaha, Neb.
Brandon Rigoni â?? Sr. â?? Psychology â?? Lincoln, Neb.
Andrew Shanle â?? Sr. â?? Family and Consumer Sciences Education â?? St. Edward, Neb.
Dan Titchener â?? So. â?? Marketing â?? Cheyenne, Wyo.
*Dane Todd â?? Sr. â?? Biological Sciences â?? Lincoln, Neb.

Second-Team (3.0 â?? 3.19 GPA)
Name â?? Year – Major – Hometown
Isaiah Fluellen â?? Sr. â?? German â?? Rammstein, Germany
Matt Herian â?? Sr. â?? History â?? Pierce, Neb.
Josh Mueller â?? Jr. â?? Business Administration â?? Columbus, Neb.
Chris Patrick â?? Jr. â?? Criminal Justice â?? Ithaca, Mich.
Clayton Sievers â?? So. â?? Communication Studies â?? Elkhorn, Neb.
Nate Swift â?? So. â?? Sociology â?? Hutchinson, Minn.
Zac Taylor â?? Sr. â?? Communication Studies â?? Norman, Okla.

Nebraska’s senior fullback Dane Todd was one of two players honored for having a cumulative 4.0 grade-point average. Todd, who plans to enroll in medical school, is a strong candidate to be named an Academic All-American for the second consecutive year later this month.

[SOURCE: NU Media Relations]

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