ORLANDO – Georgia State football standout Chandon Sullivan accomplished another first for the Panther program as the senior cornerback was named as a first-team selection to the  2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Football Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He is Georgia State’s first football Academic All-American®.


Sullivan, from Winder, Ga., is a journalism major with a 3.84 grade point average. He is earning his degree this semester.


This is the latest academic honor for Sullivan, who last week was honored as one of 13 national finalists for the for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy®, presented by Fidelity Investments® for the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame. The trophy recognizes the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.

On the field, Sullivan is a three time All-Sun Belt Conference selection and Georgia State’s career leader in interceptions (7) and passes defended (25). He has been invited to next month’s Reese’s Senior Bowl.

Sullivan will play his final game for the Panthers in Saturday’s AutoNation Cure Bowl as Georgia State takes on Western Kentucky at 2:30 p.m. at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium.