By Jonathan Bennett
The quarterback for Michigan State, Kirk Cousins, was recently honored with the Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award. The award is given to the best senior student-athlete in NCAA Division 1 football, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Cousins, the second three-time captain in Michigan State’s history, was up against Georgia’s Drew Butler, who is an academic All-American and All-SEC honorable mention.
“It’s a special award,” Cousins told the news source. “When you look at a great candidate like Drew Butler from Georgia, guys in the military academies who were also finalists, I guess it shows the kind of company I’m able to be part of and it is very humbling.”
Not only did Cousins fare well on the field, but he also has a 3.68 grade point average and graduated this month with a degree in kinesiology, the media outlet reports.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, this isn’t the only recognition Cousins could receive. He needs 34 yards in the Outback Bowl to surpass Jeff Smoker’s school record for total offense at 8,714.