GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State’s Ryan Hoefeld and Travis Rudolph were named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Football Team announced by ACC Commissioner John Swofford on Wednesday.
To be eligible for consideration for the team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
Hoefeld, a redshirt freshman center from New Orleans, La., stepped into the lineup for the Seminoles because of injuries and helped lead FSU to a 4-0 record in his starts, including wins over then-No. 5 Notre Dame and a 21-point comeback victory at Louisville.
Rudolph, a true freshman wide receiver from West Palm Beach, Fla., developed into one of the ACC’s and the country’s top rookie wide receivers in the fall. He caught 38 passes for 555 yards and four touchdowns, including a 68-yard score at Louisville. He had six receptions and a touchdown versus the Fighting Irish and led FSU with six receptions for 96 yards and a score against Oregon in the Rose Bowl. Rudolph collected honorable mention Freshman All-America honors from Athlon Sports, College Football News and Campus Insiders.
Hoefeld and Rudolph are both majoring in sport management.
The ACC selected 63 players for the 2014 All-ACC Academic Football Team from a pool of 128 eligible student-athletes who were nominated by schools.