Gridiron Grads

SMU student-athletes excel in the classroom, as a remarkable 96 percent of the scholarship student-athletes who entered SMU between 1992 and 2002 and exhausted their eligibility at SMU earned degrees.

Football student-athletes play a big part of SMUís academic success, as 26 players made the Conference USA Commissionerís Honor Roll and three won Commissionerís Academic Medals in 2008-09.

In addition, SMUís Mitch Enright and Pete Fleps were selected to the 14-man C-USA All-Academic Team.

As a team, SMU won the American Football Coaches Associationís 2006 Academic Achievement Award after recording a 100 percent graduation rate.

Enright and Chase Kennemer already have undergraduate degrees, and seven Mustangs will arrive in Hawaii a day later than the rest of the squad, as they remained in Dallas to walk in graduation. The graduating players were Fleps, Josh Bryant, Rock Dennis, Bryce Hudman, Bryan McCann, Chris Parham and Emmanuel Sanders.