Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson reaches to tackle Rice quarterback Driphus Jackson during the game against Rice at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday September 12, 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Malik Jefferson, Connor Williams earn FWAA All-America honors

Posted January 11th, 2016

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Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson and offensive tackle Connor Williams were both awarded freshman All-America status by the Football Writers of Association of America on Monday.

Alabama, Clemson and Missouri were the only other schools with two players named to FWAA’s team.

Jefferson led the Longhorns with six quarterback pressures and finished second in tackles (61). Williams started all 12 games alongside freshman guard Patrick Vahe. Texas was the only school in the nation to start two freshman offensive linemen.

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Jefferson and Williams are the 10th and 11th UT players selected to the FWAA Freshman All-America team. Other players selected previously include Derrick Johnson (2001), Colt McCoy (2006) and Quandre Diggs (2011).

 

 

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