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LSU quarterback Danny Etling was named SEC Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the League on Wednesday. Per

Etling joins offensive lineman Rudy Niswanger as the only LSU players to be named the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year in the 15-year history of the award.

Etling, a 2017 LSU graduate, is the Vice-Chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council and the Tigers’ nominee for the 2017 NABC Good Works Team. The Terre Haute, Indiana, native totaled a 3.74 GPA in mass communication and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team in both 2016 and 2017.

A leader in the community, Etling achieved Eagle Scout status as part of his commitment to the Boy Scouts of America. Etling owns a 16-6 record as the Tigers’ starting quarterback and his 22 career starts are the fourth-most in school history. Etling has passed for more than 4,000 yards at LSU for 10th on the school’s career list.
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4,000 yards passing in less than 2 full seasons. Glad we had you Danny Boy!
Reply5 months
Who says our QB's can't win post season awards! Way to go DE!
Reply5 months
Great Job Danny!!!
Reply5 months
Congrats Danny! You are a fantastic representative of LSU football and are winning in life! May God bless you!
Reply5 months
He will have the best job in the NFL. Backup QB.
Reply5 months
Not the best QB, but one of the best tigers to wear the jersey.
Reply5 months
Congrats Danny. Very proud of your efforts and what you bring to LSU.
Reply6 months
Danny has always shown toughness and grit on the field even though he isn’t a superstar. I feel JD Moore also needs mentioning here with a 3.9 in architecture. Pretty impressive for both of them.
Reply6 months
The interesting stats are he’s 4th all time in starts and 10th all time in passing yards. Great job. No doubt, Danny Etling will be a success in life. He has repped LSU well and will continue to. Glad he came to LSU.
Reply6 months
What a great Tiger.
Reply6 months
The man you would want your daughter to marry.
Reply6 months
I really like this guy. He does all the right things on and off the field. What a mentor he could be to incoming freshman if O could find a spot for him. Regardless, he’s a winner and will be successful in any field he chooses. I’m also glad to see all the positive responses from Tiger fans! A classy bunch!
Reply6 months
That is fricking awesome
Reply6 months
Atta boy. Good job Danny
Reply6 months
That's quite an honor. Congrats DE.
Reply6 months
Congrats, Danny. LSU was lucky to have you!
Reply6 months
Shocked that 22 starts are fourth most in LSU history.
Reply6 months
Great representative of the university. A guy that plays hard and tries his best on the field and off the field. Glad he'll have a good academic resume for his future
Reply6 months
Got to meet him last year at Disney World during Citrus Bowl week. He took a few pics with my kids, but refused to do so without his linemen. Respectable young man.
Reply6 months
What an awesome awesome young man! He is someone I have pointed to when discussing role models to my boys......the fact he is an Eagle and they are Scouts not withstanding:)
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