KU's Dudley And Thorson Tabbed To Academic All-District Teams

Nov. 4, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football seniors Drew Dudley and Brad Thorson earned recognition on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 Team it was announced Thursday. Both players are now eligible for Academic All-America honors.

Dudley, a linebacker from College Station, Texas, was named to the team for the second year in a row. Dudley owns a 3.73 grade-point average in civil engineering. He was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team in both 2008 and 2009 and will be named again later this fall.

Drew Dudley is a two-time Academic All-District selection.

On the field, Dudley is tied for the third on the team in tackles with 43 through eight contests. He has forced and recovered a fumble. Twice this season he has registered eight tackles in a game – vs. Georgia Tech and at Southern Mississippi.

Dudley’s excellence also reaches into the community, as he was named a Big 12 Community of Champions honoree in 2009. Last year he also earned Associated Press All-Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades for his play on the field.

Thorson, who earned a bachelor’s degree at Wisconsin before transferring to KU, owns a 3.58 grade-point average while working on a master’s in economics. The Mequon, Wis. native is a two-year starter on the offensive line.

Last season Thorson was named KU’s top offensive lineman. He was an Academic All-Big 12 selection in 2009 and this year is an Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nominee and recently was named as a Big 12 Conference Community of Champions recipient.

Brad Thorson is working on a master’s degree.