In addition to Todd, three Huskers were named second-team Academic All-District VII. They include junior tight end J.B. Phillips, sophomore offensive guard Andy Christensen and senior defensive back Brandon Rigoni.
A graduate of
On the field, Todd is in his second
year as the Huskers' starting fullback. He is a receiving threat out of the
backfield, and also serves as a lead blocker in
Todd is also a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, and is one of the most active Huskers in the community. Earlier this fall, Todd was one of 11 Division I-A players named to the AFCA Good Works Team and he is a finalist for the 2006 Wuerffel Trophy, given to the player who best combines academic and athletic achievement with exemplary community service.
This marks the second consecutive year that Phillips has been a second-team All-District pick. The Colleyville, Texas native carries a 3.73 grade-point average in marketing and will pick up his degree this December, completing his undergraduate work in just 3 ½ years. On the field, Phillips has 12 receptions, including a pair of touchdown grabs.
Christensen owns a 3.56 cumulative grade-point average in construction management. He has been a valuable member of the Husker offensive line throughout the season, and has earned a pair of starts in the past four games.
A native of
Voting for ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America team will occur later this month, with the teams announced in early December.