Cal Poly

Chen, Mohamed earned academic honors

Defensive tackle James Chen and linebacker Marty Mohamed were named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team on Tuesday.

Chen, a microbiology student, maintained a 3.645 grade-point at Cal Poly, and plans to attend medical school upon his graduation. He has already passed his Medical College Admission Test, scoring in the top 15 percent.

Chen had 79 tackles, six sacks and four forced fumbles this past season for the Mustangs.

Mohamed compiled a 3.327 GPA in construction management, but remains in pursuit of an NFL career.

Mohamed finished his Cal Poly career with 292 tackles, putting him sixth on the school’s all-time tackles list.