Trio of football players named to Capital One Academic All-District Team

Trio of football players named to Capital One Academic All-District Team

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Salisbury University football team was honored with three players named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the organization announced on Thursday.

Senior Wayne Wilford, junior Josh Danko, and sophomore Zak Osborne were all named to the District 2 team. It is the first Academic All-District honor for each player.

Wilford carries a 3.95 cumulative grade-point average as a math major. Wilford has been key in Salisbury's special teams play as the long snapper throughout his career. He has recorded nine tackles in his time in maroon and gold.

Danko is a defensive lineman, who is a captain on the 2014 team, but has missed part of the season due to injury.  An accounting and finance major, with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.96, Danko recorded 18 tackles, one of which was for loss, and recovered a fumble in the first five games of the year.

Osborne, a sophomore athletically, is a graduate student at Salisbury University, with a 3.31 GPA through his undergraduate work in physical education. Osborne joined the program in 2013 as a place kicker and has connected on 5-of-8 field goal attempts and has hit 55-of-57 point-after tries for 70 career points.

Salisbury will be in action this Saturday, November 8, hosting the State University of New York at Brockport. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m., as the team will celebrate senior day prior to kickoff.

To be eligible for nomination for the Academic All-District Team, a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA and be a starter or key reserve on his team. The trio of players is now eligible to be selected for the Academic All-American Team, which will be announced on Tuesday, December 2.

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