Nov. 29, 2007
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech redshirt junior defensive lineman Darryl Richard was named an ESPN The Magazine second-team All-American as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Richard is the first academic all-American at Georgia Tech since punter Dan Dyke in 2002.
Richard has maintained a 3.52 GPA, already graduated with a degree in management and is currently in the MBA program at Tech. A two-time ACC Academic honor roll member and 2006 ACC All-Academic team pick, Richard is a member of the Georgia Tech All-Academic team which recognizes the top scholar-athlete on each team. He is also the team representative on the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board.
Richard is a key component of Tech’s defense that ranks 12th in the nation in total defense and 17th in scoring defense this season as well as first in sacks and second in tackles-for-loss. Richard has 26 tackles this season (15 solo). He is also fourth on the team with 10.5 tackles for loss and tied for fourth with 4.5 sacks.
Richard and senior center Kevin Tuminello were earlier named Academic All-District by ESPN The Magazine and CoSIDA.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. 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.