TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Ryan Hoefeld was named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team as announced by the league office and ACC Commissioner John Swofford on Wednesday.
To be eligible for consideration for the team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his undergraduate academic career. Graduate students needed to maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average for both the previous semester and for their graduate school careers.
Hoefeld, who is majoring in sport management, earned a spot on the football academic team for the second year in a row. The New Orleans, La., native made four starts at center for the Seminoles in 2015. His first start of the year came at Wake Forest as he helped pave the way to Dalvin Cook’s longest run of the season – a 94-yard touchdown right up the middle against the Demon Deacons. Hoefeld was also under center for two of Cook’s 150+ yard rushing performances – 222 yards and two touchdowns vs. Miami and 163 yards and two touchdowns vs. Louisville.
The redshirt sophomore made the Dean’s List in the fall of 2014 and was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the 2014-15 school year.
All 14 ACC schools were represented on the team. The ACC has selected an All-ACC Academic Football team every year since 1954.
Fifty-six student-athletes from the ACC made up this year’s academic squad as the team was chosen from a pool of 140 eligible candidates nominated by their schools. Hoefeld was one of 22 repeat selections to the team in 2015.