Colorado State University Pueblo's football team had 28 players named to the 2023 National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter/NFF Academic All-Colorado Teams, with 22 players on the first team and 6 on the honorable mention squad.

By the Numbers
  • Record 291 student-athletes were named Academic All-Colorado this season (184 first-team, 107 honorable mention).
  • Colorado Mesa led with 54 overall selections, followed by Colorado School of Mines with 43 and Western Colorado with 32.
Yes, But

The recognition was based on academic performance, with first-team selections requiring a GPA of 3.3 or above and honorable mention selections having GPAs from 3.0 to 3.29.

State of Play
  • CSU Pueblo tied for fourth in total selections among Colorado's 10 football programs.
  • Colorado Mesa, Colorado School of Mines, and Western Colorado had the highest number of overall selections and first-team honorees.
What's Next

The players recognized for their academic achievements are also excelling in their athletic performances, setting a high standard for student-athletes across the state.

Bottom Line

Athletic excellence paired with academic success demonstrates the dedication and capability of student-athletes, highlighting the importance of balance and achievement both on and off the field.