JC Grid-Wire Academic All-American Team

Here is the 2002 JC Grid-Wire Academic All-American team. These fine student athletes qualified for this honor by maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA average. First team selectees receive certificates compliments of the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. Congratulations to them all for their achievements.

OFFENSE

POSITION, NAME, TEAM (HT, WT), GPA, MAJOR          

BACKS

ALLEN KENNETT, PASADENA (5-10, 227), 3.5 GPA, BUSINESS

TANNER ENGSTRAND, GROSSMONT (6-1, 200), 3.6, BUSINESS

CHRIS BEYER, COFFEYVILLE (5-9, 225), 4.0, BUSINESS

MICHAEL RATHE, SAN DIEGO MESA (6-2, 210), 3.58, SOCIAL SCIENCE

LINEMEN

ROB CHRISTIE, BUTTE (6-0, 300), 3.59, BUSINESS

AARON HARVEY, BUTLER COUNTY (6-1, 305), 3.41, BUSINESS

DAVID KERSH, JONES (6-3, 289), 3.56, PRE-MED

TYLER CRANDAL, SADDLEBACK (6-7, 294), 3.68, ECONOMICS

JOEL SAULSBERRY, COFFEYVILLE (6-2, 270), 3.82, BUSINESS

TIGHT END

MATT GRAVETTE, SOUTHWESTERN (6-3, 225), 3.0, BUSINESS

RECEIVERS

NICK ROYER, MARIN (6-0, 185), 3.4, LIBERAL ARTS

DUSTIN TABER, NAVARRO (6-1, 190), 3.73, GENERAL STUDIES

KICKER

GERANO NUNEZ, WEST HILLS (5-7, 160), 4.0, PRE-MED

DEFENSE

LINEMEN

JOE TUINEI, SNOW (6-2, 290), 3.7, PHYSICAL THERAPY

BRIAN HARRISON, SACRAMENTO (6-6, 227), 3.8, ENGINEERING

JOE NILSON, PIMA (6-0, 255), 3.6, BUSINESS

CHUCK ASIODU, MT. SAN ANTONIO (6-2, 250), 3.8, BUSINESS

NIK SONNTAG, DIXIE (6-4, 260), 3.7, PRE-MED

LINEBACKERS

CARBELL WILLIAMS, GROSSMONT (5-11, 215), 3.7, UNDECIDED

SEAN SOVACOOL, PALOMAR (6-1, 232), 4.0, BUSINESS

TROY SELLERS, SANTA ROSA (6-1, 190), 4.0, BUSINESS

BACKS

C.B. BROWN, FEATHER RIVER (5-10, 190), 3.8, EDUCATION

ADRIAN CALLOWAY, ORANGE COAST (6-2, 200), 3.34, ADVERTISING DESIGN

ZAC SPAVITAL, N.E. OKLAHOMA (5-11, 180), 3.71, ACCOUNTING

PUNTER

STEVEN SMITH, TRINITY VALLEY (6-3, 200), 3.4, HISTORY

HONORABLE MENTION     

OFFENSE  -

BACKS –

John Nielsen, PALOMAR; Paul Peterson, SNOW;  Forrest Mazey, INDEPENDENCE;  Ron Hill, RIVERSIDE; Santos Olaque, PIMA

LINEMEN –

Bobby Gonofolom,  MT. SAN ANTONIO; Fred Lillich, BUTLER COUNTY;  Ed Chanda, SADDLEBACK;  Taylor Lewis, COFFYEVILLE;  Stephen Herring, ORANGE COAST;  J.D. Brown, DODGE CITY

RECEIVERS  -

Zach Brown, GARDEN CIY; Scott Bajza, CERRITOS

KICKERS AND PUNTERS  -

Matt Kovacevich, PALOMAR (P); Nick Terracina, JONES (K/P); Jay Jones, MISS. DELTA (K)

DEFENSE –

LINEMEN  -

Michael Hansford, HIGHLAND; Kevin Amidan, PIMA 

LINEBACKERS  -

Noe Ramirez, CANYONS;  Evan Beck, GARDEN CITY;  Jason Ikeda, FULLERTON;  Jose Acuner, WEST HILLS; Andrew Dorsey, PALOMAR

BACKS –

Ben Baskin, NAVARRO; Grant Smith, DIXIE; Jeff Davis, TRINITY VALLEY; Christian Thompson, SNOW

At least a 3.0 GPA average required to qualify.

First team selectees receive certificates compliments of the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS.


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