Jerry Reith Named to 2003 CoSIDA Academic All-
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas senior offensive guard Jerry Reith has been named to the 2003 CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) All-America Football Team it was announced on Monday.
Reith, a native of Fort Smith, Ark., earned a spot on the second-team offense in recognition of his contributions on the field as well as his academic accomplishments. Reith has already earned his undergraduate degree in industrial engineering. He posted an undergraduate GPA of 3.68. He is currently working on a master’s degree in operations management.
“I’m extremely proud of Jerry for what he has done on the field and in the classroom,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “He is a perfect example of how academics and athletics can be combined successfully at the highest level. It is great to see our student-athletes recognized not only for their play, but also for their academic achievements.”
A UA Chancellor’s Scholar, he was a member of the 2001 and 2002 SEC Academic Honor Roll, and a member of Arkansas’ 2001-02 and 2002-03 Lon Farrell Academic Honor Roll.
On the field, Reith started all 12 games at left guard for the Hogs this season. He graded 88 percent or higher in 11 of the Razorbacks’ 12 contests. He has tallied 47 knockdown blocks. Reith is part of an offensive line that paved the way for the top rushing offense in the SEC (237.1 ypg.) and the sixth-best rushing team in the nation. Arkansas’ backs earned 10 100-yard rushing performances this season. In addition, the Hogs rank first and 22nd in the league and nation, respectively, in total offense (435.2 ypg.).
Reith was one of three Razorbacks selected last month for the CoSIDA Academic All-District VI Football team. Senior offensive guard Mark Bokermann and junior defensive end Jeb Huckeba also garnered all-district academic honors.
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