Football long snapper earns academic honors

Senior quarterback Shane Morris throws the football during the game against Rhode Island on Sept. 23 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Junior long snapper Luke Idoni is the only member of the Central Michigan football team eligible for the Academic All-America Team after being named to the NCAA Division I District 5 Academic All-District Team. 

Idoni holds a 3.74 grade point average and is a biology/biomedical sciences major. He took a redshirt in 2014, then did not play in the 2015 season. He is in his second season as the starting long snapper for the Chippewas. 

The District 5 group of athletes come from the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Across of Division I football, there are eight different districts. 

The first and second Academic All-America teams will be announced in December. The student-athletes selected will be the ones who display the best performances on the field and in the classroom. 

NCAA Division I District 5 Academic All-District Team
Jon Wassink (Western Michigan)
Warren Ball (Akron)
Tucker Yinger (Dayton)
Andrew Meyer (Ohio)
Cody Thompson (Toledo)
Troy Mangen (Ohio)
Cole Chewins (Michigan State)
Jacob Judd (Western Illinois)
Jacob Marnin (Southern Illinois)
Wes Martin (Indiana)
Max Scharping (Norther Illinois)
Justin Yoon (Notre Dame)
Luke Idoni (Central Michigan)
Chard Burdo (Butler)
Sam Hubbard (Ohio State)
Matt McCown (Illinois State)
Isaac Sexton (Dayton)
Jack Crain (Dayton)
Nate Locke (Bowling Green State)
Brett Taylor (Western Illinois)
Drue Tranquill (Notre Dame)
Jordan Fuller (Ohio State)
Jordan Glasgow (Michigan)
David Leisring (Dayton)
Tim Simon (Dayton)
Joseph Davidson (Bowling Green State)