Aaron Riley Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Riley is only the third player in program history to receive the honor joing Scott Kennedy 1999 and Kevin Womble 2002
Riley is only the third player in program history to receive the honor joing Scott Kennedy 1999 and Kevin Womble 2002

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Senior defensive endAaron Riley (Jacksonville, Fla.) has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The award recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Riley is only the third player in program history to receive the honor joining Scott Kennedy 1999 and Kevin Womble 2002.
A dominate force on the Dolphins defensive line this season, Riley currently ranks fourth in the PFL with 7.0 sacks. His 8.5 tackles for loss (0.94 per game) meanwhile are ninth in the league. Riley is averaging 2.6 tackles per game and his 18 solo tackles ranks fourth among PFL D-linemen

Last December he was one of 45 Jacksonville University football players named to The Pioneer Football League's Academic Honor Roll for record a term GPA of 3.0 or higher during the fall 2012 semester
Riley is one of four defensive linemen student-athletes earning First Team honors for NCAA Division I District IV. He will now advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
Click here for the release from CoSIDA .  



2013 Academic All-District

Football Team

District 4




Pos.    Name                          School                         Yr.   Hometown              GPA    Major

QB      Aaron Murray                GEORGIA                     Gr.   Tampa, Fla.              3.30    Psychology / Masters & PHD in psych.

WR      Damiere Byrd               SOUTH CAROLINA         Jr.   Sicklerville, N.J.        3.59    Sport & entertainment management

WR      Niccolo Mastromatteo   COASTAL CAROLINA     Sr.  Ortonville, Mich.         3.94    Philosophy

TE       Rush Hendricks             SOUTH ALABAMA         Jr.   Jay, Fla.                   4.00    Exercise science

OL       Rashard Brown              BETHUNE-COOKMAN    Sr.  Kissimmee, Fla.       3.86    History

OL       Chris Burnette               GEORGIA                      Gr.  LaGrange, Ga.          3.30    Finance / Masters of business admin.

OL       Garrett Frye                  GEORGIA SOUTHERN    Jr.   Cumming, Ga.          3.71    Exercise science

OL       Max Holcombe              JACKSONVILLE STATE   Jr.   Tuscaloosa, Ala.       3.72    Exercise science

OL       Will Jackson                 GEORGIA TECH              Gr.   Knoxville, Tenn.        3.58    Business administration

OL       Arie Kouandjio                 ALABAMA                    Jr.    Hyattsville, Md.        3.46    Finance

K         Marshall Morgan             GEORGIA                      So.  Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  3.32    Business

DB      Trent Fisher                      AUBURN                      Jr.    Nashville, Tenn.        3.73    Communication

DB      Brandon McCladdie        THE CITADEL                  Gr.   Martinez, Ga.           3.60    Health, exercise & sport science

DB      Connor Norman              GEORGIA                       Sr.    Duluth, Ga.              3.72    Exercise & sports science

DB      James Zotto                    WOFFORD                    Sr.   Libertyville, IL            3.65    Biology

LB       Kevin Thomas                  WOFFORD                    Jr.   Mills River, NC          3.48    Accounting

LB       Nesly Marcellon               BETHUNE-COOKMAN    Sr.  Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.   3.58    Business administration / accounting

LB       Bobby Wilson                   SAMFORD                    So.  Shelbyville, Tenn.      3.40    Marketing

DL       Edward Mosley                ALABAMA STATE           Jr.   Atlanta, Ga.              3.84    Marketing

DL       Jeremy Towns                 SAMFORD                     Sr.  Dolomite, Ala.            3.85    Sports medicine

DL       Aaron Riley                   JACKSONVILLE            Sr.  Jacksonville, Fla.     3.62    Sociology

DL       Jeffery Salley                   COASTAL CAROLINA    Sr.   Bamberg, S.C.          3.58    Computer science

P         Steven Clark                    AUBURN                      Gr.       Kansas City, Mo.   3.70    Exercise science