Breeding named first team academic All-American
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) - University of Arkansas senior punter Dylan Breeding has been named a first-team Capital One Academic All-American, as announced on Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
A native of Hoover, Ala., Breeding currently has a 3.80 GPA while pursuing a degree in marketing management in the Walton College of Business Honor's Program. He is in his last 10 hours to graduate later this month. Breeding, who was also named a semifinalist for the 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards and the William V. Campbell Trophy, was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2010 and 2011 and has been selected to the Athletic Director's List (GPA between 3.5-3.99) three times in his academic career.
On the field, Breeding earned second-team all-conference acclaim for the second consecutive season from both the AP and SEC coaches. Breeding ranks second in the SEC and seventh in the NCAA with a career-high average of 45.58 yards per punt. He averaged 58.3 yards per punt against Tulsa, punting for 175 yards on three punts, for the highest yards-per-punt average in a game by a Razorback with at least three punts. His total is the third-highest in a game in school history, the highest by any SEC punter this season and the seventh-highest single-game average in the NCAA this year. Breeding finished his career ranking third on UA's career punt yardage list with 9,387 and punts list with 219, and his career average of 42.9 yards per punt is tied for fourth in school history.