Five MW Players Honored With Selection to Capital One Academic All-District Football Team

Nov. 8, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Five Mountain West football players were named to the Capital One Academic All-District® team as released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America. All five earned first-team honors in the University division of their respective districts and will be on the ballot for Academic All-America honors to be announced in late November.

Wyoming defensive back Luke Ruff was named to the District 7 First Team for the third straight year and was joined on the list by Air Force wide receiver Chris Jordan, Boise State linebacker J.C. Percy and New Mexico defensive back Matt Raymer. Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr was recognized on the District 8 First Team.

Ruff, a product of Castle Rock, Colo., is majoring in civil engineering and carries a 3.60 grade point average. The senior has recorded 34 tackles this season (26 solo), as well as 2.5 tackles for loss.

Jordan, a senior from Maryville, Tenn., carries a 3.78 grade point average. A biology major, Jordan ranks third for the Falcons in receiving with nine catches for 77 yards, averaging 8.4 yards per reception.

Percy, a sophomore from Blackfoot, Idaho, has a 3.67 grade point average. A finance major, Percy leads the Broncos and ranks fifth in the Mountain West with 80 total tackles this season, including 47 solo stops, 3.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback sack.

Raymer, a civil engineering major with a 3.49 grade point average, has 57 total tackles this season to rank second for the Lobos. Hailing from Albuquerque, N.M., the senior has collected five tackles for loss and one sack, while forcing three fumbles.

Carr, a native of Bakersfield, Calif., is studying recreation administration and leisure services at Fresno State and holds a 3.43 grade point average. The junior signal caller leads the Conference and ranks 12th nationally with 307.0 passing yards per game and is one of three quarterbacks in the FBS (USC's Matt Barkley, Texas Tech's Seth Doege) to have at least 30 passing touchdowns on the year.

Since the league's inception in 1999, the Mountain West has touted at least five MW football players with Academic All-District distinction in each of its 14 years.