DURHAM — Duke redshirt senior offensive tackle Perry Simmons was named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday.
The Academic All-America citation is the second for Simmons, who earned second team honors in 2012. A native of Raleigh, Simmons owns a 3.83 grade point average as a civil engineering major. He has started all 49 games of his collegiate career at right tackle for the Blue Devils, the longest among active players in the ACC.
Simmons is the sixth Duke player to earn multiple Academic All-America honors and the seventh to receive first team honors.
Simmons was also named the recipient of the 2013 Jim Tatum Award as the ACCs top senior football scholar-athlete.
Saint Augustines: Linebacker Chaz Robinson and defensive tackle Shonquez Nelson of Saint Augustines University were named to the 2013 Daktronics All-Super Region 1 football second team. The first and second teams were nominated and selected by the regions sports information directors.
The awards are the latest postseason honors for both players, who were first-team All-CIAA selections.
Duke: In the final Golf World/WGCA Division I College Womens Coaches Poll of the fall season, Duke moved up to No. 3 following four top-four finishes to open the 2013-14 campaign.
Southern Cal remained the No. 1 squad. N.C. State was ranked 18th and North Carolina was 24th.