Football: Mount Union's Frazier Daniel Named Academic All-American

Frazier Daniel (Photo by Bill Garman)
Frazier Daniel (Photo by Bill Garman)

University of Mount Union senior offensive lineman Frazier Daniel (Tiffin / Tiffin Columbian) has been named to the Academic All-America Football Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 

Daniel started all 12 games at left guard for the Purple Raiders on an offense that led the nation in scoring (55.2 points per game) and team pass efficiency (223.24) while being seventh in the nation in tackles for loss allowed (3.5 per game). He was named to the All-Ohio Athletic Conference second team and is a two-time Academic All-OAC and Academic All-District selection. Earlier this year, he was also named a finalist for the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year award. 

It is the second time Daniel has been named to an Academic All-American as he was also a second team pick in 2017.

Off the field, he is an Accounting major with a 3.85 grade point average, who has volunteered with Trick or Treat with the Raiders, Relay for Life and Be The Match campus events.

He is the 72nd Academic All-America selection among 52 student-athletes all-time at Mount Union that have earned the award.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by their respective sports information director.

Mount Union assistant athletic director Leonard Reich has served on CoSIDA's Academic All-America national committee since 2002.

Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, please visit