MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University junior offensive lineman Eric Jobe and senior kicker Josh Lider and senior linebacker Reed Williams were named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District Two First Team on November 5.
All three will advance to the national ballot for second round voting for inclusion on the All-America team.
In the classroom, Jobe has posted a 3.46 grade point average in industrial engineering, Lider a 4.00 in exercise physiology and Williams a 3.86 in finance and marketing.
Jobe has been a starter on the offensive line for two seasons and helped anchor a unit that boasts the No. 10 rusher in the nation, Noel Devine. He has been used in more than 525 snaps this season, has only surrendered one sack and has 10 knockdowns.
Lider has handled the team’s kickoff duties this season. He has kicked off 42 times for 2,408 yards, an average of 57.3 yards and has one touchback.
Williams has been a starter at middle linebacker for the third year. He ranks among the Top five on the team in tackles with 35 and is second in pass breakups with six. He recently was named one of 16 football players from all NCAA and NAIA divisions to the National Football Foundation’s National Scholar-Athlete team and is a Top 10 finalist for the Awards and Recognition Association’s annual sportsmanship award.
Williams was an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American first-team selection in 2007.