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Sam Acho: Big 12 Sportsman of the Year

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Scan the headlines of this college offseason and then admire the cut of Mr Acho's jib. Acho Ocho Uno es Numero Uno. A great athlete, a great student, a great Longhorn, and the guy you want your daughter to marry. I'm so sorry we didn't deliver him the senior season he deserved.

Soak in this paragraph from Texassports:

In 2010-11, Acho has been named the winner of the Campbell Trophy as college football's top student-athlete, the Wuerffel Award winner as an all-around student-athlete, the ARA Sportsmanship Award recipient, winner of the College Football Performance Awards Defensive Lineman Trophy, an Allstate AFCA Good Works Team member, an ESPN Academic All-America First Team member, and a finalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. An All-Big 12 First-Team selection, he was also a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award and Lombardi Award.

Sam also graduated from the honors business curriculum at the McCombs School of Business with a 3.55 GPA.

By contrast, I once made a water balloon cannon to fire at the Zeta house. Who has the more distinguished resume? Hard to judge.

I wish Sam the best in his professional career for the Cardinals, but I expect big things from him that have nothing to do with sports.

Reach out to TheSamAcho on Twitter and let him know what he means to us.