Football wins in classroom

Seven Butler football players were named to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League team on Feb. 9.  Four Bulldogs were named to the first team and three to the second team.

Juniors Andrew Huck, quarterback, and David Lang, placekicker, were named First-Team Academic All-PFL for the second consecutive year.

Huck, a biology major with a 3.65 GPA, passed for 1,865 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2010.

Lang, who boasts a 3.44 GPA as an exercise science major, led the Bulldogs in scoring last season with 62 points, including a school-record 14 field goals.

Senior offensive lineman Mike Staniewicz  also earned first-team honors this season, after being named to the second team in 2009.

Staniewicz, a finance major with a 3.37 GPA, started all 11 games in 2010 and 44 of 45 games during his four-year career.

Butler’s fourth first teamer was sophomore punter Michael Wilson, an economics major with a 3.98 GPA and a 38.5-yard average last fall.

Those named to the second team were junior linebacker Nick Caldicott, sophomore linebacker Jordan Ridley and junior defensive end Grant Hunter.