Dec. 5, 2013
DENTON, Texas – Seniors Ryan Boutwell and Zach Orr were named to the 2013 Conference USA Football All-Academic team today. Boutwell and Orr, who earned 2013 Capital One Academic All-District VII honors earlier this season, were two of just 11 players selected from around the conference.
Boutwell has been the anchor of a defensive line that this year allowed the fewest points by a Mean Green team since 2002. He has 19 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback sack. Boutwell owns a 3.714 GPA and is in the master’s program for kinesiology
Orr owns a 3.41 GPA in kinesiology. The two-time all-conference pick leads North Texas with a career-high 114 tackles this season and ranks third in C-USA.
Orr has 356 career tackles after topping the 100-tackle mark each of the last two seasons. He is tied for the team lead with 11 tackles for loss, has forced three fumbles and is tied for the conference lead with four fumble recoveries.