Potocko named football program's first Academic All-American

Potocko named football program's first Academic All-American

GREENWOOD, Ind. – Salisbury University football junior Alex Potocko has become just the 10th first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America selection for Salisbury University and the first in the football program's history, earning the honor this week.

Potocko, a physics and mathematics major, carries a 4.00 GPA, and has been the team's place kicker throughout the 2016 season, connecting on 9-of-12 field goals, including a career-long 40-yard try. On extra points, the Clarksville, Maryland native was nearly perfect, hitting 51-of-54 attempts.

Potocko also handled the kickoff duties for much of the season, with 58 kickoffs in the season, averaging 58.8 yards per boot with 11 touchbacks.

Potocko is the first Academic All-American in the football program's history and the school's 30th overall.

To see the Academic All-American teams in their entirety, click here.

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