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College Football: Gophers' Williams earns Academic All-America status

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams has been named a Capital One Academic All-American. He is Minnesota's first Academic All-American since Greg Eslinger and Mark Losli earned second-team honors in 2005, and the first Academic All-Ame...

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams has been named a Capital One Academic All-American.

He is Minnesota's first Academic All-American since Greg Eslinger and Mark Losli earned second-team honors in 2005, and the first Academic All-America first-team selection since Justin Conzemius in 1994.

In the classroom, Williams is a communication studies major with a 3.44 GPA. He earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2013.

On the field, Williams is one the best tight ends in the country. The redshirt sophomore is a John Mackey Award finalist and was named the Big Ten's Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year earlier this week.

Williams leads Minnesota with 29 receptions for 471 yards and seven touchdowns with a bowl game still to be played. He holds the school record for touchdowns by a tight end in a season, and ranks fifth in season receiving yards for a tight end.

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