BOONE, N.C. – App State linebacker Tyler Bird and receiver/punt returner Tyler Page have been named to the 2022 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team.
Academic All-District honorees advance to the Academic All-America ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced in late December.
To be eligible for Academic All-District selection, each nominee had to boast a cumulative undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.5 or better and be a significant contributor to the team on the field.
Bird, who possesses a 3.67 GPA, graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is currently in the Master of Business Administration program. He has been a six-time Dean’s List selection.
On the field, Bird ranks fourth on the team with 43 tackles, including one sack and 2.5 tackles for loss. He’s started in three of his 11 appearances and also forced two fumbles and intercepted one pass while increasing his career total to a team-high 64 game appearances.
Page, who has a 3.97 GPA, is a graduate transfer currently in the Master of Business Administration program. Since arriving from SMU, he’s been App State’s full-time punt returner and a consistent contributor as a receiver. He has 11 catches for 130 yards this season, including a 12-yard touchdown catch against Robert Morris and a 42-yard touchdown reception at Coastal Carolina.