LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas starting defensive ends Russell Brorsen and John Larson were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America football teams it was announced on Thursday.
Brorsen, a junior from Stillwater, Okla., was named a first-team selection, while Larson, a junior from Shawnee Mission, Kan., was a second-team pick.
The duo becomes the ninth and 10th KU players to earn academic All-America honors, as well as the first since Darrin Simmons was named in 1995.
Brorsen owns a 3.96 grade-point average in chemistry. On the field he has recorded 32 tackles, including three for loss, while breaking up three passes and grabbing an interception.
Larson has posted a 3.69 grade-point average in economics. He has registered 39 tackles, including 11 for loss. He has been involved in six turnovers this season with two interceptions, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Both players have started all 12 games this season for the fifth-ranked Jayhawks. Kansas will play in a bowl game, which will be determined on Sunday.