TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State has two student-athletes recognized on the All-ACC Academic Football Team, which was released Wednesday.
Sophomore tight end Tre’ McKitty and freshman defensive back Jaiden Woodbey 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. Athletic achievements are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
McKitty, a criminology major, is a Dean’s List student. On the field, the Wesley Chapel, Florida, native caught 26 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns while appearing in all 12 games with 10 starts. His receptions total ranked fourth among ACC tight ends in 2018 and was the 12th-highest number by a tight end in school history. During the 2018 season, McKitty grabbed a single-game career-high five receptions in three different games and made at least one catch in 10 games.
Woodbey enrolled at Florida State in January of 2018 and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in international affairs. The Fontana, California, native earned Freshman All-America honors from ESPN after starting all 12 games at the STAR position and recording 58 tackles, 4.5 for loss with 1.0 sack, eight pass breakups, three quarterback hurries and one forced fumble. He was a steady contributor all season long and registered a career-high 11 tackles, including 1.5 for loss and his first collegiate sack, with one quarterback hurry in the season finale against No. 13 Florida.
Since joining the ACC, Florida State has had 59 different student-athletes earn 88 recognitions on the All-ACC Academic Team.