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Blair Named to ADA Academic All-Star Team
Nate Blair is a member of the ADA Academic All-Star Team. (Ray Acevedo)
Nate Blair is a member of the ADA Academic All-Star Team. (Ray Acevedo)

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Valparaiso University offensive lineman Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) has been named to the 14th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association  (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.

Blair started all 11 games this season at left tackle for the Crusaders, while starting all 33 contests over his final three seasons.  He is also a three-time Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League selection, anchoring the Valpo offensive line.

Earlier this season Blair was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Football Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.  He also is a three-time member of Academic All-Pioneer Football League’s First Team and has been named to the PFL’s Fall Academic Honor Roll each season throughout his career.

Blair is an actuarial science major with a 3.84 grade point average.

Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials.  There were 92 total nominees for this honor.

Blair was one of six total Pioneer Football League players to receive the accolade.

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Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
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Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
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Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
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Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
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Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
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Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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