Rodney Reed chosen to Verizon All-American team

LSU offensive lineman Rodney Reed has been named to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-America second team, it was announced on Monday. The team was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Reed, a sophomore for West Monroe, La., recorded a 3.90 grade point average in accounting. It marked the second Verizon honor for Reed, as he was named to the District VI All-Academic team.

Reed, an equally adept run and pass blocker, started all 12 games at left tackle this season for the SEC champion Tigers and was highly instrumental in helping LSU rewrite its offensive record book.

To be nominated for Verizon Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his career. No athlete is eligible until he has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his institution.

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