D'Onta Foreman runs ahead of the pack during the second half of a NCAA college football game against California on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas RB D’Onta Foreman, OL Connor Williams, P Michael Dickson named FWAA All-Americans

Posted December 13th, 2016


Only one team had more players than Texas on the Football Writers Association of America All-America first team, released Monday evening.

Outside of No. 1-ranked Alabama, which received four selections, Longhorns running back D’Onta Foreman and left tackle Connor Williams allowed Texas to join Florida State and Ohio State among teams with multiple first-team honorees. Punter Michael Dickson was also selected to the second team.

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The Texas trio also appeared on the Associated Press All-America team released earlier Monday, and Foreman was named an All-American by ESPN.

Foreman — who leads the nation with 2,028 rushing yards — joined Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson from Louisville in the first-team backfield. Williams was one of seven sophomores selected, and along with Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook was one of three Big 12 players on the first team.

Joining Dickson on the second team were Oklahoma quarterback and Lake Travis alum Baker Mayfield, Sooners offensive lineman Orlando Brown and West Virginia’s Tyler Orlovsky (OL) and Rasul Douglas (DB).

Austin native Zay Jones, an Austin High School alum, also made the second team. Jones, a senior at East Carolina, recently became the all-time leader in receptions at the Division I FBS level.

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