CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University football player Jacob Marnin was named a Division I First-Team Google Cloud Academic All-American on Monday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A criminology and criminal justice major with a perfect 4.0 GPA, Marnin is the 15th player in program history to earn Academic All-American status and the 10th first-team selection. Overall, SIU now has 97 Academic All-Americans in school history — a total that leads the conference and is proudly displayed above the scoreboard at Saluki Stadium. The football program has produced nine Academic All-Americans in the last nine years.
Marnin has started all three seasons on Southern’s offensive line and is the active leader in career starts (29) for the Salukis. He started nine games at center this season, missing two due to injury, and helped pave the way for an offense that averaged 30 points and 431 yards per game and featured 1,000-yard rusher D.J. Davis. Marnin was also named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Team. He was a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2017.
SIU’s Football Academic All-Americans
1959 Willie Brown, G (1st Team)
1970 Sam Finocchio, OG (1st Team)
1970 Dave Petruncio, DL (2nd Team)
1988 Chuck Harmke, RB (1st Team)
1991 Jon Manley, LB (1st Team)
1991 Dwayne Summers, DL (1st Team)
2009 Mike McElroy, S (2nd Team)
2010 Joe Allaria, WR (1st Team)
2010 Chance Coda, DE (1st Team)
2010 David Pickard, OT (2nd Team)
2011 David Pickard, OT (1st Team)
2013 Corey Boemer, OL (2nd Team)
2014 Tyler Williamson, LB (2nd Team)
2014 Corey Boemer, OL (1st Team)
2018 Jacob Marnin, OL (1st Team)