Five Spartans have earned the academic honor each of their four years.
There are 13 returning starters among more than 80 players suiting up for spring practice.
AT SAN JOSE STATE: In his second season with the Spartans... Competing for playing time at a linebacker position.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (Coach Kelly King) at Milpitas (Calif.) High... Team's leading tackler as a senior with 131 tackles and shared the team lead with two fumble recoveries his senior season.
MORE ON ALII: A business administration major with a finance concentration... He is a native of San Jose, Calif.