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Kansas State lands 7 players on Academic All Big 12 Team

Seven Kansas State players were named to the Academic All Big 12 Team on Thursday.

Ed Zurga

Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder has seen a big increase in the academic ability of his football team since he took over the coaching duties back in 2009. This season, his students have put up big numbers both on and off the football field, and seven of them have landed on the Academic All-Big 12 team.

The academic team for 2012 consisted of 82 first-team players and 49 second-team players. Getting on the first team requires a GPA of over 3.20, while a GPA over 3.00 will land you on the second team. In addition to the seven first-team players that K-State has on the squad, they also had three members on the second team, including Heisman candidate Collin Klein. Klein has made the Academic team for four straight years.

K-State will face off against the Baylor Bears as they try to stay undefeated in their quest for a National Championship on Saturday.