Academic honor for Pflugrad

Former Arizona State receiver Aaron Pflugrad has been named one of two 2012 recipients of the postgraduate scholarship awarded by the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame, presented by the Fiesta Bowl.

From the press release:

Pflugrad, along with 56 other student-athletes and the Valley of the Sun NFF Chapter, will be honored at 31st Annual NFF Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 3 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort at 5 p.m.

A three-year member of the Sun Devil football team, Pflugrad made 73 receptions for 994 yards and seven touchdowns over the course of his ASU career. After transferring from Oregon in 2009, Aaron made an appearance in 24 games as a Devil, starting in 16. Pflugrad set career highs in games started, receptions, yards, and touchdowns in his 2011 season after starting all 13 games at wide receiver.

Alongside his remarkable football career, Aaron stood out in the academic realm, earning Second Team Academic All-Pac-12 honors after his senior year as well as CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District VIII accolades. He was also a semifinalist for the 2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes the best scholar-athlete in the nation.