UIW Football defensive end TJ Wright has been named to the Academic All-District® football first team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday.

So far in the 2019 season, Wright has 4.0 tackles for loss for 12 yards, including 2.0 sacks for nine yards and 17 total tackles. In the classroom, the redshirt sophomore has a 3.85 GPA and is a rehabilitative science major with a minor in psychology.

“I’m so proud of TJ and how hard he works both in the classroom and on the field,” said UIW football Head Coach Eric Morris in a statement. “He is the epitome of the term ‘student-athlete’, and his leadership is vital to our team. TJ has such a bright future, and I’m excited to watch him achieve his goals.”

To be eligible for the Academic All-District® football team, a student-athlete must be a starter or a reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at his current institution who participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games.

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