Two Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Football Team
Tight end Tom Santi and wide receiver Staton Jobe are among 40 players named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team announced today by ACC commissioner John Swofford. To be eligible, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the fall semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
This is the third consecutive season Santi has been named to the conference’s academic squad. He earned second-team all-ACC honors after catching 36 passes for a team-leading 418 yards and three touchdowns. He received his degree in sociology in January 2008, a semester early. Santi was also this season’s recipient of the Jim Tatum Award as the ACC’s top student-athlete among the conference’s senior football players.
Jobe started 12 games this fall as a redshirt freshman. He tied for fifth on the team with 17 catches and was seventh with 163 yards. He scored the winning touchdown in the Cavaliers’ 28-23 win over Georgia Tech in the fourth game of the season. He is one of only four freshmen, redshirt or true, named to the academic team.