Ole Miss sixth-year linebacker Deterrian Shackelford has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District VI team, as voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
As an All-District selection, Shackelford is now eligible to be voted for Academic All-America honors. The last Ole Miss football player to be named an Academic All-American was linebacker Rob Robertson in 2004.
Shackelford already owns two degrees from Ole Miss. The Decatur, Alabama, native earned a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in English in just three years, and he received a master’s degree in higher education this summer. He boasts a 3.57 grade point average in graduate school after posting a 3.36 in his undergrad studies.
He has consistently produced strong results in the classroom, being named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll five times. He is a two-time National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award semifinalist.
On the field, Shackelford is the starting Mike linebacker for the nation’s top-ranked defense that allows just 13.2 points per game. He has helped Ole Miss to a 7-2 record and No. 11 national ranking for one of its best starts in history. He ranks sixth on the team with 43 tackles along with 4.5 TFLs, two sacks, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble. He is the first ever two-time winner of the prestigious Chucky Mullins Courage Award, which goes to the Rebels’ most deserving defensive player each year.
Shackelford is equally committed to off-the-field service to his community. He is a highly sought speaker for community and religious groups, has volunteered for numerous community outreach activities, and has helped lead mission trips to Panama and Haiti the past two spring breaks. He is a member of the 2014 AFCA Good Works Team and a two-time selection to the SEC Community Service Team.
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–Ole Miss Sports Information
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