TOWSON, Md. -- University of Oregon offensive lineman Carson York has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A three-year starter for the No. 5 (BCS) Ducks, York carries a 3.76 grade-point average in Advertising. The academic honor is his third of the season after being named to the Capital One Academic All-District (8) and Pac-12 All-Academic first teams earlier in the year.
On the field, York has started all 13 games at left guard this season, anchoring a line that has blocked for the nation's third-ranked scoring offense and fifth-ranked rushing attack.
The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, native is the 11th football player in school history to earn academic All-America accolades and first since Nick Reed was a first-team choice in 2008.
York aims to become one of 18 UO letterwinners to play in a third consecutive BCS bowl game, when the Ducks face No. 10 Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio on Jan. 2, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif.
University of Oregon Football Academic All-America Selections
Steve Barnett, 1962 - First Team
Tim Casey, 1965 - First Team
Dave Walker, 1970 - Third Team
Tom Drougas, 1971 - Second Team
Mike Preacher, 1985 - Second Team
Mike Preacher, 1986 - First Team
Bill Musgrave, 1990 - First Team
Jeff Sherman, 1994 - Second Team
Ryan Schmid, 2000 - First Team
Joey Harrington, 2001 - First Team
Ryan Schmid, 2001 - First Team
Nick Reed, 2007 - First Team
Nick Reed, 2008 - First Team
Carson York, 2011 - Second Team