WAYNE – As First Team Academic All-District honorees advance to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America ballot, a representative from the Wayne State College football team was recently recognized.
According to a release from Wayne State Athletics in mid-November, Nick Gray has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Super Region 4 First Team as voted on by sports information directors in Super Region 4. The Academic All-District Football Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Academic All-American Teams to be announced in mid-December.
Gray, a 6-4 300-pound junior offensive lineman from Hickman (Norris HS), maintains a 3.62 grade point average majoring in construction management. He has started every game during his Wildcat career on the offensive line, making 11 starts his freshman season at right guard followed by starting every game in the 2019 and 2021 seasons at right tackle (2020 canceled due to COVID-19).
This season, he helped lead an offensive line that blocked for the third-ranked rushing offense in the NSIC averaging 182 yards per game. Gray is a two-time NSIC All-Academic Team selection for the Wildcats.
The Wayne State College football team finished the 2021 season with a record of 7-4 overall and 3-3 in the NSIC South Division. It was the first seven-win season for the Wildcats on the gridiron since 2011.