Eastern Kentucky University linebacker Jeffrey Canady was chosen to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® Football Team for district two last week.

As an all-district honoree, Canady will be placed on the Academic All-America® ballot.

The Barbourville, Kentucky native had a career-high 17 tackles at Tennessee Tech (Oct. 1) and matched that with 17 against Murray State (Nov. 5). That total is tied for the 14th most in one game by any FCS player this season.

Canady is second in the Ohio VallEastern kentucky University football 2016ey Conference and eighth in the nation with an average of 11.0 tackles per game. He has a total of 99 tackles, including five tackles for a loss of 14 yards. He also has registered 1.5 sacks and two pass break-ups.


In the classroom, the former Knox Central High School star has a 3.61 grade-point-average while majoring in physical education. Canady earned a spot on the 2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

To be nominated for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. No athlete is eligible until he/she has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution.

District two includes all NCAA Division I schools in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington D.C.

The Colonels play at Austin Peay on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.

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Kevin Britton
Assistant Athletics Director for Communications & Branding
Eastern Kentucky University