A Purdue football player is the 19th in school history to be named a first team Academic All-American.
Joe Holland was given the honor by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
He has a 3.96 grade point average and recorded a career best 85 tackles this season.
Last year, Holland was named a second team Academic All-American.
He will play his final game as a Boilermaker in the Little Caesars Bowl December 27th against Western Michigan.
Holland then plans to attend dental school.