(Editor's note: Carroll College athletics release)
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Carroll College Fighting Saints' football team once again placed one of its members in the all-American ranks.
Carroll junior Alex Hoffman was selected as a CoSIDA academic all-American.
The 2019 academic all-American Football Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CoSIDA academic all-America program separately recognizes football honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
Hoffman, a junior offensive lineman from Draper, Utah, has been a standout in the classroom and on the field. Hoffman was a stalwart on the offensive line, helping the Saints go 6-4 in head coach Troy Purcell's first season at the helm.
Hoffman becomes the latest Saints football player to win the award. Last season, Drew Melton also earned the prestigious honor.
Fellow Frontier Conference member College of Idaho placed four on the prestigious team -- Dominic Garzoli, Connor Gagain, Gabe Zurita-Haber and Kyle Mitchell.
Waldorf University's Hilton Joseph was named the academic all-America team member of the year for the NAIA.