Potter and Shoemaker Earn Academic All-District Honors

                BOISE, Idaho - Boise State offensive tackle Nate Potter and wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker have been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 

                Potter (Boise, Idaho) received his bachelor's degree in history this past May, and is currently working on a graduate degree at Boise State.  He graduated with a 3.70 grade-point-average. 

                Shoemaker (Meridian, Idaho) also graduated from Boise State this past May earning a bachelor's degree in business with a 3.37 GPA.  He is also currently enrolled in grad school at Boise State.

                This is the second-straight year Potter has been named to the academic all-district team.  In 2010 he went on to earn second-team academic All-America honors.  Potter and Shoemaker have each earned conference all-academic honors the past three seasons. 

                Potter has been in the starting lineup for Boise State since his freshman season (2008).  He is having another outstanding season in 2011, earning Midseason All-American honors from CBSSports.com, ESPN.com and SI.com.  Last month he was named a finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award, which honors student-athletes who excel both on and off the field.  Potter is also a two-time first-team all-conference selection.

                Shoemaker, a three-year starter for the Broncos, has caught 33 passes for 601 yards and a team-high 11 touchdowns.  He is averaging 18.2 yards-per-catch and 75.1 yards-per-game to lead the team.  Last year he received the team's Pat Fuller Memorial Award for academic achievement.

                Potter and Shoemaker will now have their names placed on the national academic All-America ballot.  An announcement of the first-, second- and third-team academic All-Americans will be announced in early December.

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