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Syracuse Football: Sam Rodgers Named Academic All-American

Senior captain Sam Rodgers named to the Capital One Academic All-America 2nd team.

Academic All American Sam Rodgers
Academic All American Sam Rodgers
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A bit of good news came to the Syracuse football team as Senior Captain Sam Rodgers was named to the Capital One Academic All-America 2nd team. Rodgers, who has served as the team's long-snapper during his career, is the 13th Syracuse football player to earn Academic All-American status and first honoree since Kevyn Scott was selected in 2011.

The Nutrition major is also one of 35 SU students selected as a Remembrance Scholar for the 2014-15 year. This is one of the highest honors that a Syracuse student can receive and students are selected based on academic achievement and community service. The Remembrance Scholars honor the Syracuse students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

Chris Carlson from ran a feature on Rodgers this fall, which gives more insight into Rodgers' off-field accomplishments during his time at SU, including a detailed look at his community service.

Congratulations to Sam Rodgers for his accomplishments on and off the field during his career at Syracuse.