BOISE, Idaho - Kellen Moore and Nate Potter not only excel on the football field at Boise State University, they also do the same in the classroom as both were named today (Tuesday: Nov. 23) to the 2010 ESPN Academic All-America football team as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
Moore and Potter were both named to the second team at the quarterback and offensive line positions, respectively. This is the first time either student-athlete has received a national academic award.
A junior from Prosser, Washington (Prosser HS), Moore is majoring in communication and has a 3.39 grade-point-average. Moore will graduate with his undergraduate degree from Boise State next month and then enter graduate school for his final year of eligibility at Boise State.
Potter, a senior from Boise (Timberline HS), has a 3.70 GPA and is majoring in History. He is scheduled to graduate May of 2011 and also enter graduate school at Boise State for his final season of eligibility.
Moore and Potter have twice (2008 and 2009) earned all-academic honors from the Western Athletic Conference.
The honor for Moore and Potter marks the first time since defensive tackle Andrew Browning earned second-team academic All-America honors in 2006 that a Boise State football player has been named to a national all-academic team.