Nov. 9, 2006
Bio Bilaye-Benibo of Rice has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 6 Football team in voting conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The junior from Corpus Christi, who has played in all nine games this season on special teams and has also seen action on defense, was selected as a defensive back and was cited for his 3.51 GPA as a Political Science major. In the Owls' win last Saturday at UTEP, Benibo was credited with a quarterback hurry while lining up on the line in passing situations.
He was named to the C-USA Commisioner's Honor Roll for the 2005-06 Academic Year and was an Academic All WAC honoree in 2004-05.