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22 Cardinals Named To Big East All-Academic Team

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Congrats to all these guys.


Twenty-two student-athletes from the Louisville football team were named to the 2012 BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team, the conference office announced on Friday.

Senior placekicker Chris Philpott (Manasquan, N.Y.) finished his Louisville career as a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic team member.

In addition, senior OL John Clark, junior FB Bo Eggers, sophomore WR Stephen Goodwin, junior TE Nate Nord, junior QB Will Stein and junior WR Demarcus Topp were recognized on the conference's All-Academic football team for the second time in their careers.

Rounding out Louisville contingent of honorees as first-time All-Academic football team members were freshmen QB Jerry Arlinghaus, Teddy Bridgewater and Luke Brohm. Senior WR Lincoln Carr, red-shirt freshmen LS Grant Donovan, junior FB Nick Heuser, senior OT Ryan Kessling, freshman OT Ryan Mack, freshman S Calvin Pryor, red-shirt freshman OG Jake Smith, freshman OL Josh Stearns, sophomore OL Chris Walker, freshman placekicker John Wallace, sophomore LB Alex Witcpalek and junior LB Christopher Zelli.

To be nominated, a player must have a cumulative grade-point index of at least 3.0 and completed a minimum of two semesters of academic work.

The 2012 Louisville team begins Spring practice on March 21 and concludes with the annual Spring game on April 14 at 1 p.m.


Jerry Arlinghaus Fr. QB Covington, Ky. Physics
Teddy Bridgewater Fr. QB Miami, Fla. Sport Administration
Lucas Brohm Fr. QB Louisville, Ky. Undecided
Lincoln Carr Sr. WR Crestwood, Ky. Marketing
John Clark Sr. OL Louisville, Ky. Justice Administration
Grant Donovan Fr. LS Louisville, Ky. Sport Administration
Herbert Eggers Jr. FB Louisville, Ky. Political Science
Stephen Goodwin So. WR Louisville, Ky. Accounting
Nick Heuser Jr. FB Louisville, Ky. Marketing
Ryan Kessling Sr. OL Tallahassee, Fla. Justice Administration
Ryan Mack Fr. OL Memphis, Tenn. Undecided
Nathan Nord Jr. TE Boca Raton, Fla. Exercise Science
Chris Philpott Sr. K Atlanta, Ga. Communication
Calvin Pryor Fr. S Port St. Joe, Fla. Communication
Will Stein Jr. QB Louisville, Ky. Sport Administration
Jacob Smith RFr. OL Jacksonville, Ala. Undecided
Josh Sterns Fr. OL Louisville, Ky. Justice Administration
Demarcus Topp Jr. WR Paducah, Ky. Management
Christopher Walker So. OL Louisville, Ky. Marketing
John Wallace RFr. P/K Cecila, Ky. Pre Engineering
Alex Witcpalek So. LB Oswego, Ill. Sport Administration
Christopher Zelli Jr. LB Jeffersonville, Ind. Political Science

Teddy Bridgewater: Anndd he can study (Boobie Miles uncle voice).

Will, thoughts?