WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference announced on
Monday that 10 University of Colorado football players were honored with
Junior offensive tackle David
Bakhtiari was named to the second team offense while nine other Buffaloes
picked up honorable mention awards.
The honorable mention list included four true freshmen:
defensive backs Kenneth Crawley, Marques Mosley and Yuri Wright and running back Christian
Other Buffs on the honorable mention list included senior
defensive lineman Will Pericak,
senior tight end Nick Kasa,
sophomore offensive linemen Daniel
Munyer and Alex Lewis and
sophomore punter Darragh O'Neill.
The All-Pac 12 teams are selected by the Pac-12 head
Also on Monday, Colorado was recognized as one of 47 schools
in the nation to earn an honorable mention for the American Football Coaches
Association Academic Award. Stanford and UCLA were the only other two Pac-12
schools that were were honored by the AFCA, with Stanford winning the award
with Northwestern University.
In order to earn an honorable mention, a school had to graduate
75 percent or more of their football student-athletes based on the NCAA's
Graduation Success Rate (GSR) formula.
is based on a six-year graduation window for student-athletes which is a change
from the five-year window used by the now disbanded College Football
Association and AFCA. The GSR was developed by the NCAA as part of its academic
reform initiative to more accurately assess the academic success of
student-athletes. The GSR holds institutions accountable for transfer students,
unlike the federal graduation rate. The GSR also accounts for midyear
calculation, institutions are not penalized for outgoing transfer students who
leave in good academic standing. These outgoing transfers are passed to the
receiving institution's GSR cohort. By counting incoming transfer students and
midyear enrollees, the GSR increases the total number of student-athletes
tracked for graduation by more than 37 percent.