Troy Football Duo Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

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Football Troy Athletics Communications

 
TROY, Ala. – Austin Stidham and Kimani Vidal have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday. The pair represents District Four, which includes schools from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Puerto Rico.
 
Stidham, a junior from Russellville, Ala., earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors last year, becoming the first Troy football player to earn the honor in program history. He graduated with a 3.92 GPA in biology / biological sciences this past summer and currently carries a 4.0 GPA as he pursues his master’s degree in education.
 
On the field, Stidham has started 46 games in his Troy career at left tackle. He has not been called for a penalty all season in pass blocking situations, and he ranks 26th nationally among all offensive tackles (min. 340 pass snaps) with a 77.0 pass-blocking grade per industry leader Pro Football Focus. 
 
Vidal, a second-year freshman running back, carries a 3.54 GPA in pursuit of his bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He led the Sun Belt and ranked 14th nationally, averaging 120.7 yards per game during October and currently sits 18th nationally, averaging 3.72 yards after contact (min. 130 carries). The native of Marietta, Ga., is currently seventh in the Sun Belt, averaging 70.7 yards per game but was ranked as high as fourth two weeks ago before an injury limited his attempts the last two games.
 
Stidham and Vidal both move to the CoSIDA Academic All-American ballot.
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