WSU's linebackers boast some of the best GPAs on the whole team
Washington State’s linebacking corps boasts some of the best GPAs on the football team. Three of the Cougars’ five All-Pac-12 academic team selections play the linebacker position.
Middle linebacker Peyton Pelluer was named to the All-Pac-12 football academic second team, the conference announced Wednesday.
Four others — QB Luke Falk, OL Eduardo Middleton, LB Isaac Dotson, LB Tristan Brock — were garnered honorable mention All-Pac honors.
Pelluer, a junior, leads WSU’s defense with 89 tackles this season. The Sammamish, Wash. native is a history major at WSU, and holds a cumulative 3.43 GPA. Pelluer is only the 10th Cougar in program history to be named a three-time All-Academic selection.
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Falk and Dotson, both juniors, also earn their second all-academic honors after being named as honorable mentions last year. Falk, from Logan, Utah, is a social sciences major with a 3.24 GPA, while Dotson, a Bellevue native, is a marketing major with a 3.10 GPA.
Dotson, the starting will linebacker, is fourth on the team with 56 tackles and also has two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Falk, WSU’s two-year starter at quarterback, has led the Cougars to an 8-4 record and is third nationally in completion percentage (71.0), passing yards (4,204) and passing yards per game (350.3).
Middleton, a senior starter at right guard, earns his first All-Academic honor. The Oceanside, Calif. native owns a 3.01 GPA and is majoring in social sciences. He’s started in 37-straight games for WSU.
Brock, a redshirt freshman from Mount Vernon, has played in every game this year on special teams. He has not yet declared a major, but holds a 3.0 GPA.