Originally posted on Big Red Network  |  Last updated 12/9/11

SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 30: Austin Cassidy #8 of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrates after a defensive play during the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl against University of Arizona Wildcats on December 30, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Cornhuskers defeated the Wildcats 33-0. (Photo By Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Three more Academic All-Americans Three more football players were added to Nebraska's nation-leading total of 294 all-time Academic All-Americans. S Austin Cassidy, RB Rex Burkhead (both first-team), and LB Sean Fisher (second team) were all named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Aside from the nation's best total, Nebraska also leads the country in all-time, football-only selections at 67. The Huskers were also the only program to have three players make first- and second-team this season. The Big Ten, for the seventh straight season, led all conferences with seven selections. Interesting factoid: Nebraska was the "swing program" there. Had they still been in that old conference, the Big 12 (three Academic All-Americans) would've ended the Big Ten's brainy/brawny reign. You're welcome Big Ten.
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