The Central Michigan duo now has the opportunity to receive CSC Academic All-America honors.
GREENWOOD, Ind.– Two Central Michigan football players – Senior Defense Lineman Robi Stuart and a sophomore offensive lineman Brayden Swartout– have been named to the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District Football Team, the organization announced earlier this week. Both players are now eligible for Academic All-America Honors.
Stuart is from Saginaw, Michigan and attended Nouvel Catholic Central High School. He started defensive tackle in nine of 11 games that year and contributed 25 tackles (11 solo), four tackles for loss, a sack and a quarterback rush. During his five-year collegiate career, Stuart totaled 100 tackles (51 solo), 17.5 tackles for loss for 66 yards and 6.5 sacks in 49 games played.
A two-time All-MAC selection, Stuart was also named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, awarded annually by the National Football Foundation to the nation’s top academic athlete in college football. He is a three-time Academic All-MAC honoree and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Psychology. Stuart is currently pursuing a master’s degree in neuroscience. In 2021, Stuart received the Michael R. Sadler Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award presented by the NFF-Michigan Chapter. The award is named in honor of the late Michigan State punter, a four-time Academic All-American who died in a car accident in 2016.
A native of Essexville, Michigan, Swartout has started all 11 games for the Chippewas by proper tackle this year. He has started 12 straight games dating back to his first career start at the Sun Bowl on December 31, 2021. Swartout, who attended Garber High School, was a key player on an offensive line that has only allowed 26 sacks a year.
Formerly the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the CSC made changes to its national program this year, increasing the minimum GPA from 3.00 to 3.50 and voting all districts, i.e. the maximum number of Central, Michigan-qualified players automatically receive All District honors and advance to national voting for the prestigious CSC Academic All-America honor. This year, selected athletes will receive places in the first, second and third teams at the national awards.
Central Michigan (4-7, 3-4 MAC) travels to Eastern Michigan (7-4, 4-3 MAC) for a Friday game at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan. CMU’s final regular season game kicks off at 12:00 p.m. ET, a nationally televised game on CBS Sports Network.