Rae Adds to List of Academic Honors

Junior defensive tackle Matt Rae added to his list of career academic honors as he was named to the 13th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team. Rae was one of 52 players selected to the team. The York, Pa., native holds a 3.75 grade point average in biological sciences. This past November, Rae was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District team for the second straight year. At the URI football team’s annual banquet, he earned the A.A. Savastano Scholar-Athlete Award. On the field in 2010, Rae started every game and ranked eighth in the CAA for tackles among defensive lineman. He closed out the 2010 campaign with a career-high eight tackles in a win over nationally ranked Massachusetts. In his final three games he posted 19 tackles.