Connor Williams, drops back to pass block against California (75) Puka Lopa, right, in the second half of the NCAA game held at Royal-Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, September 19, 2015. California defeated Texas 45-44. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Longhorn lineman Connor Williams named to PFF’s midseason All-American team

Posted October 28th, 2016

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While freshman quarterback Shane Buechele and junior running back D’Onta Foreman have received a lot of praise, they aren’t the Texas offensive player on Pro Football Focus’ Midseason All-American Team.

Sophomore Connor Williams was selected to PFF’s Midseason All-American Team with a grade of 84.1. Here’s what the site said of Williams.

Williams has been outstanding as a true sophomore, allowing only two hurries on 239 pass blocking attempts this season. He’s taken his run blocking to a new level this season and his 81.7 grade rank is tied for fifth in the nation.

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Williams began the season on the Outland Trophy preseason watch list and was a preseason All-Big 12 selection. The 6-foot-5-inch, 283 pound lineman became the starting left tackle as a true freshman and has been a mainstay ever since. The former Texas top 100 recruit  was named a freshman All-American by ESPN, USA Today and the Football writers Association of America. He was named to the Big 12 honorable mention team last season.

The website has been high on Williams all season long, and recently reported that he ranks third in the NCAA in pass block efficiency. 

 

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