Ferris State's Dylan Roney Named To CoSIDA Academic All-America Football Team

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Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University senior defensive end Dylan Roney (Plymouth/Detroit Catholic Central) has been named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Team.

Roney, who previously was chosen as a first-team Academic All-District honoree, earned Academic All-America Second Team recognition in the voting process. The annual awards recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances both on the field and in the classroom.

The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools, and other affiliations.

The Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams.

This fall, Roney played in all 13 games and finished the year with 21 total tackles in addition to 5.5 tackles for loss (-27 yards) and 4.5 quarterback sacks (-25 yards). He also had a pass breakup as a starter at defensive end for the Bulldogs. Roney was a three-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs and also a three-time GLIAC All-Academic Team recipient.

Ferris State finished the 2017 season with an 11-2 overall record. FSU's 11 wins this season marks the fourth consecutive year in which the Bulldogs have achieved the feat, which represents the first time in school history in which FSU has done so over four-straight years.

This fall, the Bulldogs also made their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Playoffs and reached the national quarterfinal round for the second-straight year after making a D2 National Semifinal appearance last season.

As part of this year's senior class, Roney helped the Bulldogs achieve a 45-7 overall record over the past four years with four playoff appearances, two conference championships, two national quarterfinal berths, a semifinal game appearance and a super region championship.