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Shipley Earns Second Career Academic All-America Honors

January 23, 2024

Clemson running back Will Shipley was named Tuesday as part of the 2023 Academic All-America football teams selected by the College Sports Communicators. Shipley, a 2022 honoree, was one of four Division I players on the 2023 Academic All-America team to earn repeat honors.

Shipley joins Steve Fuller (1977-78), Kyle Young (1999-2001) and Chad Carson (1999-2001) to become the fourth multi-time Academic All-American in program history. Clemson has had 14 different players garner a total of 20 all-time Academic All-America selections.

Shipley, who was already the first Clemson running back ever to be named as an Academic All-American, earned his Clemson degree in management in December, becoming the first scholarship football player on record at Clemson to graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA in only three years.

1956: Charlie Bussey, QB
1957: Harvey White, QB
1959: Lou Cordileone, OT
1971: Don Kelley, DB; Ben Anderson, DB
1977: Steve Fuller, QB
1978: Steve Fuller, QB
1984: Mike Eppley, QB
1991: Bruce Bratton, OT
1994: Ed Glenn, TE
1995: Andye McCrorey, LB
1999: Kyle Young, C; Chad Carson, LB
2000: Kyle Young, C; Chad Carson, LB
2001: Kyle Young, C; Chad Carson, LB
2012: Dalton Freeman, C
2022: Will Shipley, RB
2023: Will Shipley, RB

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