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Nine football players earn Academic All-Pac-10 Honors


November 17, 2010

Arizona State junior quarterback Steven Threet and senior defensive lineman Dean DeLeone have both been named First Team Academic All-Pac-10, the conference announced today. Redshirt freshman linebacker Brandon Johnson, sophomore snapper Cameron Kastl, junior offensive lineman Mike Marcisz, junior linebacker Colin Parker, junior wide receiver Aaron Pflugrad, redshirt freshman linebacker Grandville Taylor and senior kicker Thomas Weber all earned Honorable Mention honors.

Threet (Adrian, Mich.) carries a 3.82 GPA as a general studies major. He is second in the Pac-10 with his 253.0 passing yards per game average and fourth in the league in total offense (255.0). In his first season at Arizona State, Threet has tossed 18 touchdowns and ran for two more.

DeLeone (Park City, Utah) carries a 3.41 GPA as a communications major. A senior who transferred to ASU from Orange Coast College prior to last season, DeLeone has totaled 15 tackles in his Sun Devil career, playing along the defensive line and on special teams.

Weber (Downey, Calif.) earned Academic All-Pac-10 honors for the fourth time in his career. The senior kicker was a First Team choice in 2007, a Second Team pick in 2008 and an honorable mention selection last year. He carries a 3.12 GPA with a double major in Kinesiology and Business. Parker (Chandler, Ariz.) carries a 3.14 GPA as a marketing major. He has totaled 48 tackles in 10 games this season, starting three at linebacker. He earned honorable mention honors in 2008 as well.

Johnson (Oakland, Calif.) is a sociology major with a 3.29 GPA. He has played in all 10 games this season, recording eight tackles. Kastl (Phoenix, Ariz.) is a kinesiology major with a 3.34 GPA. He has appeared in all 10 games this season, snapping on extra points and field goals. Marcisz (Livermore, Calif.) has a 3.02 GPA as a construction major. He has appeared in all 10 games, starting nine on the offensive line. Pflugrad (Missoula, Mont.) has a 3.43 GPA as a marketing major. He has made 25 receptions for 296 yards this season. Taylor (San Francisco, Calif.) has a 3.11 GPA as a graphic design major. He has played in seven games this season, mostly on special teams.

A student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average, be in their second year at a university and be a starter or significant contributor to be eligible for selection.