Sutherland, Kanu and Boone named to Academic All-PFL team

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From left: Jake Sutherland, Sayyid Kanu and Bradley Boone.
From left: Jake Sutherland, Sayyid Kanu and Bradley Boone.

Morehead State football athletes Jake Sutherland (18), Sayyid Kanu and Bradley Boone were named to the Academic All-PFL, Second Team.

This is the fourth consecutive season at least three Eagles were named to the team.

The Academic All-PFL Teams are comprised of those student-athletes who have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA and are significant contributors on the field for their teams. 

Sutherland, a tight end from Ortonville, Michigan, has a 3.7 GPA in exercise science. He hauled in 31 catches for 249 yards and two touchdowns this season, starting all 11 games. Sutherland also played a key role on special teams, making five tackles on kick coverage. 

Kanu, a redshirt senior safety from Columbus, Ohio, currently holds a 3.58 GPA and is majoring in business. He ranked second on the team with 63 total tackles in 2017. He also had 1.5 tackles for losses and broke up two passes. 

Boone, a redshirt junior punter from Maysville, has a 3.51 GPA and is majoring in health and physical education. He ranked among the top punters in the PFL with a 38.8 average on 41 boots. Boone boomed eight punts more than 50 yards and landed 10 inside the 20-yard line. He also successfully completed two passes on fourth-down fake punt situations.