Oregon running back LaMichael James is not only the Pac-10's leading Heisman Trophy candidate, he's pretty darn smart, too.
James earned a first-team spot on Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team. Stanford QB Andrew Luck, the conference's No. 2 Heisman candidate, is on the second-team.
Also on the team Stanford fullback/linebacker Owen Marecic and California linebacker Mike Mohamed, who previously were named National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award winners and are among the finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, known as the academic Heisman.
Mohamed earned his third consecutive first-team academic honor. Also on the first-team for the third time are offensive lineman Micah Hannam and safety Chima Nwachukwu -- both of Washington State -- and Oregon State linebacker Cameron Collins.
Washington State led the Pac-10 with seven first-team members. Stanford had four, Oregon and Arizona three, Arizona State, Oregon State and UCLA two and Washington and California one. USC didn't have any.
Stanford had seven players on the second-team. Cal and Oregon State had four, Oregon three, Washington and Arizona two, UCLA, USC and Washington State one. Arizona State didn't have any players on the second-team.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant substitute.
You can read the full release from the Pac-10 and see the second-team here.
Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major
QB Steven Threet, Arizona State Jr. 3.82 General Studies
RB LaMichael James, Oregon So. 3.01 Sociology
RB Owen Marecic, Stanford Sr. 3.47 Human Biology
WR Jared Karstetter, Washington State Jr. 3.55 Zoology
WR Ryan Whalen, Stanford Sr. 3.53 Science, Technology and Society
TE David Paulson, Oregon (2) Jr. 3.66 Business Administration
OL Chase Beeler, Stanford (2) Sr. 3.68 History
OL Micah Hannam, Washington State (3) Sr. 3.58 Civil Engineering
OL Brendan Lopez, Washington Jr. 3.68 Microbiology
OL Chris Prummer, Washington State (2) Sr. 3.90 Zoology
OL Carson York, Oregon (2) So. 3.70 Journalism-Advertising
DL Dean DeLeone, Arizona State Sr. 3.41 Communication
DL Kevin Frahm, Oregon State (2) Jr. 3.25 Political Science
DL Kevin Kooyman, Washington State (2) Sr. 3.18 Management & Operations
DL Casey Hamlett, Washington State Sr. 3.77 Management & Operations
LB Cameron Collins, Oregon State (3) Jr. 3.48 Finance
LB Mike Mohamed, California (3) Sr. 3.43 Business Administration
LB Jake Fischer, Arizona So. 3.42 Pre-Business
DB Kyle McCartney, Washington State So. 3.87 Entrepreneurship
DB Chima Nwachukwu, Washington State (3) Sr. 3.85 Political Science
DB Taylor Skaufel, Stanford Sr. 3.43 Science, Technology and Society
DB Anthony Wilcox, Arizona Sr. 3.05 Religious Studies
PK John Bonano, Arizona Jr. 3.90 Pre-Physiology
P Jeff Locke, UCLA (2) So. 3.57 Economics
ST Danny Rees, UCLA Sr. 3.51 History
(2) Two-time first-team All-Academic selection
(3) Three-time first-team All-Academic selection