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Knoxville Native Stearns Earns CoSIDA All-Academic Honor

Posted: Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 5:54 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

Former Knoxville athlete and current Simpson College senior football player Jake Stearns has been named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team. Stearns, a defensive end for the Storm, earned first team All-Iowa Conference honors in 2017 after leading the league with 14 tackles for loss, 7 1/2 sacks, and finished with 70 total tackles. In the classroom, Stearns has a 3.89 GPA as an Athletic Training major. He is a four-time All-Iowa Conference Academic pick and a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection.