Georgia Tech placed four football players on the All-ACC Academic team, three of whom have graduated – guard Will Jackson, B-back Preston Lyons, defensive end Jason Peters and defensive tackle Logan Walls.
To be eligible for consideration, the athlete must earn a 3.0 GPA for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 average for his academic career.
Walls, who earned his management degree in 2011 and was pursuing a second major in history, technology and science last fall, earned his third all-academic selection.
Jackson, a business administration major, has made the team for two years in a row. It was the first honor for Peters, who earned his management degree last year and began a second degree in biology, and Lyons, a history, science and technology major who graduated in December.
It’s the third time in coach Paul Johnson’s four years that four team members have been honored.
Duke placed 18 team members on the team, followed by Clemson and Wake Forest with five each. Tech tied with Maryland with four.