Joseph and Verner Earn ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA All-Academic honors

Nov. 8, 2007

UCLA senior Chris Joseph and sophomore cornerback Alterraun Verner have been selected to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA District 8 All-Academic first team, it was announced today. They are now both eligible for the national Academic All-America team.

This is Joseph's third consecutive selection to the team. Last year, he was also selected first-team Academic All-American. He owns a 3.95 GPA, the highest in the athletic program among student-athletes with at least two years at UCLA, and is majoring in Geography. He has started all nine games at center this season after starting all 13 at offensive guard in 2006.

Verner owns a 3.46 GPA and has not yet selected a major. He is third on the team with 54 tackles and tied for the team lead with three interceptions.

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