Truman State Senior Quarterback Jaden Barr capped off his career by being selected as an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Barr was named to the second team Academic All-America team after leading the Bulldogs to a 10-2 record and a championship in the inaugural America’s Crossroads Bowl on Saturday in Hobart, Indiana. He will graduate in December with his Masters in Leadership degree.

Barr started 43 of 45 career games at Truman and will leave the Bulldogs as the career leader in total offense with 9,277 yards, touchdowns responsible for with 80 and tops in quarterback rushing yards with 2,390; 10th highest overall by a Bulldog.

Barr earned second team all-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors this season as he completed nearly 65% of his passes for 2,052 yards and 14 touchdowns while adding 543 yards rushing and six scores. The former California High School standout was sacked only seven times in 12 games. Barr is glad to share in the success of the season with other Bulldog seniors…..

Barr becomes the 15th Truman Football player to earn the Academic All-America honor since 1973. Receiver Mitch Nichols from Hannibal was a second team selection last season.

The award is the longest-running and most prestigious academic and athletic award for student-athletes having been established in 1952. All nominees must have a grade-point average of 3.30 or above and be a starter or key reserve.


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