SEC’s most impressive academic majors in 2015
That the SEC excels on the gridiron is no secret. But what often goes overlooked is the conference’s academics.
The SEC saw 395 football players named to the conference’s fall honor roll. Arkansas led with 40 players, followed by Alabama with 36. Florida and LSU tied for the fewest, each landing 22.
This list also reveals the most challenging majors. Among the notables are two starting quarterbacks in Tennessee’s Joshua Dobbs, an aerospace engineer, and Patrick Towles, formerly of Kentucky, who appears to prepping for a career in politics.
Here’s a look at a few of the athletes with the most challenging majors. You can see the complete list of the SEC’s honor roll athletes here.
- Alabama: DL Da’Shawn Hand, Civil Engineering
- Arkansas: LB Matt Reynolds, Mechanical Engineering
- Auburn: DB Austin Dupper, Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Florida: WR Evan Schroeder, International Business
- Georgia: WR Colter Creswell, Biochemical Engineering
- Kentucky: QB Patrick Towles, Business Management/Political Science
- LSU: FB John David Moore, Architecture
- Mississippi State: LS Winston Chapman, Agribusiness
- Missouri: WR Wesley Leftwich, Personal Financial Planning
- Ole Miss: TE Matt Brown, Chemical Engineering
- South Carolina: LB Jalen Dread, Broadcast Journalism
- Tennessee: QB Joshua Dobbs, Aerospace Engineering
- Texas A&M: WR Boone Niederhofer, Petroleum Engineering
- Vanderbilt: LS Jacob Schultz, Biological Sciences: Molecular and Cellular/Medicine, Health, and Society