WSU's linebackers boast some of the best GPAs on the whole team

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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.

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.