TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State has two student-athletes recognized on the All-ACC Academic Football Team, which was released Wednesday.
Junior tight end Mavin Saunders and sophomore punter Logan Tyler both made their first appearance on the conference’s all-academic team that requires at least a 3.00 grade-point average for the fall semester and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. The team is selected based on academic and athletic achievement.
Saunders earned his bachelor’s degree in criminology in December and was a two-time member of the Dean’s List at Florida State. He appeared in 10 games in 2017 with five starts. The Bimini, Bahamas, native played in 31 games in his career and made 16 catches for 234 yards. He also was selected to the 2017 Allstate Good Works Team and the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Tyler is majoring in psychology and earned Dean’s List honors in the Spring 2017 semester. The Nixa, Missouri, native has been the Seminoles’ primary punter in each of his first two seasons. In 2017, he averaged 43.2 yards per punt on 66 punts and also made five solo tackles. He had 19 punts of at least 50 yards, the second-highest total in the ACC, and had two 60-yard punts, including a career-long 61 yarder at Duke that covered the full distance in the air. Tyler’s yards-per-punt average ranked fourth in the conference.
Since joining the ACC, Florida State has had 57 different student-athletes earn 86 recognitions on the All-ACC Academic Team.