Football’s Clayberg and Evans Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University football student-athletes Nathan Clayberg and Tanner Evans have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team for their efforts in the classroom and on the field. As District 6 first-team honorees, both Clayberg and Evans are now eligible to receive CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports. Drake football has had eight student-athletes earn a total of 10 Academic All-America honors.  Clayberg and Evans return to action on the field this Saturday as the Bulldogs host Jacksonville at 1 p.m. at Drake Stadium. Clayberg, a senior from Pella, Iowa, was a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection. He has helped anchor the defensive line of a unit that ranks 34th nationally by allowing just 127.3 rushing yards per game. Individually, he has recorded 40 tackles (22 solo) with 5.0 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks. Academically, Clayberg maintains a 3.82 grade point average as a finance and accounting major.center_img Evans, a fifth-year from Gretna, Neb., earned his first CoSIDA Academic All-District honor. He has paced the Bulldogs with a team-high 6.0 sacks as the team is ranked 29th nationally with 26.0 sacks. He has also tallied 39 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss and four quarterback hurries at defensive end. Evans maintains a 3.79 GPA as a finance and politics major.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more