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GTE Academic All-America team

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(c) 1997 Associated Press

STAMFORD, Conn. (Dec 11, 1997 - 00:00 EST) -- The 1997 GTE Academic All-America football teams:

University Division
Offense

Quarterback -- Peyton Manning, Tennessee, grad., 3.56, sports administration.

Wide Receivers -- Jeff Ogden, Eastern Washington, senior, 3.51, health education; David Patterson, New Mexico State, junior, 3.97, math.

Tight End -- Cameron Quayle, Weber State, senior, 3.61, integrated studies.

Running Backs -- Sean Bennett, Evansville, junior, 3.86, art education; Joel Mackovicka, Nebraska, junior, 3.84, biological sciences.

Linemen -- Jay Korth, Wyoming, senior, 3.91, mechanical engineering; Dominic Lanza, Dartmouth, senior, 3.87, government; Jeremy Lindley, Southern Mississippi, senior, 3.95, human performance; Johnny Rea, Alabama-Birmingham, senior, 4.00, biology-chemistry; Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia, junior, 3.94, business.

Kicker -- Cory Wedel, Wyoming, senior, 3.94, agricultural education.

Defense
Defensive Backs -- Levi Gillen, Tulsa, senior, 3.91, mechanical engineering; Brian Lee, Wyoming, senior, 3.55, business; Stephen Phelan, Virginia, senior, 3.69, history; Chris Shinnick, Hawaii, senior, 3.87, communications.

Linebackers -- Darl Bush, Florida State, grad., 3.96, athletic administration; Dusty Renfro, Texas, junior, 3.70, business; Patrick Tillman, Arizona State, senior, 3.82, marketing.

Linemen -- John Kobalka, Cincinnati, senior, 3.93, industrial management; Steve Mattson, Eastern Washington, senior, 3.67, biology-pre-med.; Ryan Olson, Colorado, senior, 3.54, civil engineering; Grant Wistrom, Nebraska, senior, 3.43, pre-pharmacy.

Punter -- Chad Kessler, LSU, senior, 3.91, microbiology.

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College Division
Quarterback -- Bo Hurley, Findlay, senior, 3.74, business.

Wide Receivers -- Ryan Hinske, Wisconsin-Oshkosh, senior, 3.66, special education; Chad Wemhoff, Nebraska-Wesleyan, senior, 3.93, biology.

Tight End -- Ted Schultz, Augsburg, senior, 3.78, secondary education-history-coaching.

Running Backs -- Mark Byarlay, Trinity (Tex.), senior, 3.41, pre-medicine; Travis Walch, Winona State, senior, 3.61, elementary education.

Linemen -- Matt Hertzler, Chapman, senior, 3.80, exercise physiology; Chris Meskan, Augustana (Ill.), junior, 3.90, math and business; Thayne Munce, Augustana (S.D.), senior, 3.97, biology; Ian Reid, Southern Oregon, senior, 3.77, biology; Andy Roecker, Ohio Northern, senior, 3.81, pharmacy.

Kicker -- Shane Meyer, Central Missouri State, junior, 3.73, journalism.

Defense
Defensive Backs -- Mike Bramlage, Thomas More, senior, 3.70, biology; Matt Emmerich, St. John's (Minn.), senior, 3.84, management; Tom Massey, SUNY Brockport, junior, 3.84, exercise physiology; Duane Stevens, MIT, senior, 4.00 (5.0 scale), mechanical engineering.

Linebackers -- Mike Butville, MIT, senior, 4.90, (5.0 scale), mechanical engineering; Kyle Fulcher, Mississippi College, junior, 4.00, accounting; Brad Klein, Washington (Mo.), senior, 3.73, chemical engineering.

Linemen -- Chris Cochran, RPI, senior, 3.78, computer systems engineering; Brad Gray, MIT, senior, 5.00, chemical engineering; Joel Hornby, Wisconsin-Stevens Point, senior, 4.00, biology; Matt Weiss, Cornell (Iowa), junior, 3.96, biochemistry-molecular biology.

Punter -- Brian Moorman, Pittsburg St. (Kan.), junior, 3.96, history.




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