Danny Etling Named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

By CODY WORSHAM | Tiger Rag Editor

Danny Etling is a good student.

LSU’s senior quarterback earned a major postseason award on Wednesday, when the SEC named him the conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

He joins former Tiger offensive lineman Rudy Niswanger as the only LSU players to earn the award, now in its 15th year. In his final year of eligibility, Etling threw for 2,234 yards and completed 60.3 percent of his passes, with 14 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Etling ranks second all-time in SEC history in interception-to-attempt ratio (seven in 511 attempts), ahead of Tim Tebow and trailing only A.J. McCarron.

A 3.74 graduate in Mass Communications, Etling also serves as the Vice-Chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council and was the Tigers’ nominee for the 2017 NABC Good Works Team.

2017 SEC Football Awards

Offensive Player Of The Year
Kerryon Johnson, Auburn

Defensive Player of the Year
Roquan Smith, Georgia

Special Teams Player of the Year
Daniel Carlson, Auburn

Freshman of the Year
Jake Fromm, Georgia

Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Danny Etling, LSU

Jacobs Blocking Trophy
Braden Smith, Auburn

Coach of the Year
Kirby Smart, Georgia

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