The Atlantic Coast Conference today announced that Maryland fullback Tyler Cierski, offensive lineman Bennett Fulper, linebacker Cole Farrand and punter Nathan Renfro were named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Football team. It’s Fulper’s third selection, Cierski’s second selection and Farrand’s and Renfro’s first selection.
The Terps had the fourth-most selections in the ACC. Duke finished first with 21 players. Clemson was second with six players, and N.C. State was third with five. The teams were selected from a pool of 104 eligible student-athletes across the conference’s 12 teams, and athletes needed to have earned a 3.0 grade point average in the previous semester and have a cumulative 3.0 average to be considered.
Cierski rushed for 10 yards on 10 carries in limited action this season, Farrand finished with a team-high-tying 78 tackles and Renfro kicked 75 punts with an average distance of nearly 40 yards. Fulper, who will graduate in the spring, started 22 times in 31 career games.
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