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FWAA releases 2011 Freshman All-America team

Posted on: January 9, 2012 5:48 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2012 5:52 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

On Monday, the Football Writers Association of America released the 2011 Freshman All-America Team. The group, selected by an 11-person panel of FWAA writers, is made up of the best true freshman and redshirt freshman from the 2011 FBS season.

The panel also names a first-year coach to the FWAA Freshman All-America team. This year's selection was West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen.

USC and Kansas State were the only schools to have two players named to the team, while the SEC and Pac-12 led the way in terms of conferences with five players apiece. Several players from the list below were also named to's Freshman All-America team, though there are some noticeable differences in the two lists.

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QB - Sean Mannion, Oregon State
RB - Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
RB - Lyle McCombs, Connecticut
WR - Matt Miller, Boise State
WR - Marquise Lee, USC
WR - Sammy Watkins, Clemson
AP - De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon
OL - Reese Dismukes, Auburn
OL - B.J. Finney, Kansas State
OL - Chaz Green, Florida
OL - Kaleb Johnson, Rutgers
OL - Jake Smith, Louisville

DL - Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DL - Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
DL - Aaron Lynch, Notre Dame
DL - Marcus Rush, Michigan State
LB - Dion Bailey, USC
LB - A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
LB - Jeremy Grove, East Carolina
DB - Blair Burns, Wyoming
DB - Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern
DB - Quandre Diggs, Texas
DB - Merrill Noel, Wake Forest
DB - Eric Rowe, Utah

P - Brad Wing, LSU
K - Michael Hunnicutt, Oklahoma
PR - Scott Harding, Hawaii
KR - Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia

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Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: February 4, 2012 10:11 am

FWAA releases 2011 Freshman All-America team

Good read.

Since: Oct 10, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:45 am

FWAA releases 2011 Freshman All-America team

Geaux Tigers LMAO, you got spanked by Roll Tide, Not sit back son and stfu!

Since: Jun 26, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 7:19 am

FWAA releases 2011 Freshman All-America team

 Geaux Tigers!

Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:44 pm

FWAA releases 2011 Freshman All-America team

What is the criteria when picking the QB? Passer rating? Won-lost record? TD/Intersecption ratio? I guess the writers of the FWAA failed and overlooked the accomplishments of Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville and Brett Smith of Wyoming. Both of these quarterbacks had better stats, a better won-lost record, and took their teams to bowl games than what Sean Mannion did.

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