Academic All-Star athlete

Stephen Blose is an Academic All-Star Athlete at YSU and exemplifies student success on and off the field.

Stephen Blose

YSU senior placekicker Stephen Blose of Erie, Pa., was named to the FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team. He is one of 52 student-athletes at the Football Championship Subdivision level to be named an Academic All-Star.

Football players from all Football Championship Subdivision institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum GPA of 3.20 in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials.

In 2010, Blose was named a second-team ESPN CoSIDA Academic All-American, a second-team Missouri Valley Football Conference pick, a first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Academic selection and a first-team ESPN CoSIDA Academic All-District recipient. The middle childhood education major posted a 4.00 GPA in his YSU academic career and was a two-year starter at placekicker.

He established a new school mark by making 55 consecutive PAT attempts and ended his career by making his final 11 field goals, the second-longest streak in school history.