Three former walk-ons started for the Salukis in 2012.
It is the inaugural College Sports Journal All-Academic Team.
Punter Austin Pucylowski earned first-team honors while offensive lineman Corey Boemer, linebacker Joe Okon and long snapper Jason Stegman each made the second team.
The senior long snapper has a 3.73 GPA and is majoring in electrical engineering.
Played in all 11 games...Handled all longsnapping duties...FCS All-Academic Team selection by the College Sports Journal...MVC second-team All-Academic selection...Also a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection....Earned the MVFC President's Academic Award, which requires a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA through fall 2012 semester and at least two years participation in athletics.
Honorable mention Academic All-Conference selection...Played in all 11 games...Was SIU's longsnapper on all punts, field goals and PATs...Recorded two tackles...Earned the MVFC's President's Council Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum 3.5 GPA and two years of competition in the conference.
Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters...Played in all 11 games...Was SIU's longsnapper on all punts, field goals and PATs...Had one tackle in the Illinois game, Sept. 11.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Named to the conference's Academic Honor Roll...Did not see action.
Joined the team as a walk-on in the spring.
Was a long snapper on the Belleville East High School football team...Also competed in track and field.
Born Feb. 13, 1990, in Belleville, Ill...Son of Cathy and Joe Stegman...Has one brother...Majoring in electrical engineering.