A former walk-on, Adam Podet received a scholarship for his senior season at Tulane and has played eight games this season.
Nov. 9, 2009
New Orleans - Tulane football seniors Andre Anderson and Adam Podet have each been named to the ESPN The Magazine All-District VI first team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both Anderson and Podet are now candidates for academic All-America honors.
A native of Stone Mountain, Ga., Anderson is pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer information systems and has maintained a 3.506 grade point average. He is a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter and is a first time selection to the all-district team. Anderson is a three-time selection to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and to the Tulane 3.0 Club and was named to the 2008 C-USA Football All-Academic team and received the 2008 C-USA Sportsmanship Award.
On the field, he is a two-time Doak Walker Award candidate and leads the team in rushing (778 yards), touchdowns (8) and is third in receptions (26) and receiving yards (193).
This season, he has three 100+ yard games, including a season-high 199 yards vs. McNeese State and was named College Football Performance co-Running Back of the Week for his 199 yards.
Podet, who hails from Houston, Texas, holds a 3.609 GPA and is on course for his bachelor's degree in cell and molecular biology, and is also a first time performer on the all-district team. A former walk-on who earned a scholarship for his senior season he has played in eight games at weak-side linebacker and has 10 tackles, including seven solo stops, and has one kick-off return for 12 yards against Army. He was named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and to Tulane's 3.0 Club as a junior. Podet is the lead author on a research book focusing on the dependency of Ritalin, a drug commonly used to curb attention deficit disorder.
Anderson and Podet were among 10 Conference USA football players, including nine first team selections, that were selected to the academic all-district teams.
To be nominated for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes also must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.
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