Hercules High junior Sam Umozurike is a big contributor both on the football field and within the classroom.
That’s why Umozurike was among 100 high school football players in California to be named as the 2021 Academic All-America Team by High School Football America, which is hosting its second annual iteration of the recognition, powered by scoutSMART.
To be considered for the 2021 Academic All-America Team, a player has to be a contributing member of a varsity football program in 2021 and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Umozurike has achieved those marks. His position on the team is lineman.
The Academic All-American program serves to recognize high-performing students. The program “selects an honorary sports team composed of the most outstanding student-athletes of specific seasons for positions in various sports,” according to WCCUSD, which rightly called Umozurike’s selection “a great accomplishment.”