Austin, Texas – Bowling Green State University redshirt senior punter Joseph Davidson
became the seventh three-time Academic All-American in school history, earning second team CoSIDA Academic All-American honors Thursday afternoon. As selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA), Davidson is the only three-time honoree from the 2017 football season.
Davidson, who maintains a 3.96 grade point average in mathematics and finance, was a second team All-American in 2015 and a first team honoree in 2016. He joins John Maroli (Baseball, 1983-85), Linda Popovich (Volleyball, 1987-89), Patrick John Jackson (Football, 1988-90), Ryan Gabel (Tennis, 1996-98), Christine Chiricosta (Tennis, 2009-11) and Pat Flynn (Soccer, 2014-16) as the only three-time Academic All-American designees in BGSU history.
As successful as Davidson has been in the classroom, he's been just as successful on the field of competition. He was a two-time semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, given to the top punter in the country, and broke BGSU's career records in nearly every punting category. He is fourth in NCAA history in punting average among those with at least 250 career punts.
In 2017, Davidson led the MAC at 44.0 yards per punt and his net punting average of 42.3 yards was best in the MAC and among the top five in the nation. Of his 60 punts in 2017, 28 were downed inside the 20 and only two went for touchbacks. He had 10 punts of at least 50 yards on the season. Davidson already earned first team All-MAC accolades.