27 UConn football players earn AAC All-Academic honors
Starting quarterback Bryant Shirreffs, starting offensive linemen Tommy Hopkins and Andreas Knappe, defensive starters Luke Carrezola and Obi Melifonwu as well as No. 1 kicker (Bobby Puyol) and punter (Justin Wain) were among those honored.
I found it interesting that six of the top 10 offensive linemen on this year's UConn team were among those to make the grade as Hopkins and Knappe were joined by Steve Hashemi, Dan Oak, Kyle Schafenacker and Brendan Vechery.
Also, three of the four captains from the 2015 team (Knappe, Andrew Adams, Marquise Vann) were recognized for their work in the classroom.
Here are the football players who made the list with players on this year's team in bold