Oregon QB Justin Herbert named academic All-American

Oregon sophomore quarterback Justin Herbert isn’t just a scholar on the field, he’s also killing it in the classroom. On Thursday he was named to the first team of CoSIDA’s Academic All-American team.

“It’s really special,” Herbert said in a release on GoDucks.com. “I really focus on trying my best in school. Fortunately I have been able to manage both football and academics.”

Herbert has a 4.08 GPA in his pursuit of a degree in biology. He is Oregon’s first academic All-American since defensive lineman Nick Reed in 2008 and the third Ducks quarterback, joining Joey Harrington (2001) and Bill Musgrave (1990).

“Justin epitomizes what it means to be a student-athlete,” Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal said in the release. “Through hard work he has successfully handled the demands of being both a top-notch athlete and a great student.”

Herbert is the Pac-12’s lone first-team Academic All-American. Stanford senior offensive lineman Jesse Burkett and senior defensive lineman Harrison Phillips were named to CoSIDA’s second team.

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