Texas running back D’Onta Foreman had company when the Associated Press released its All-American teams Monday.
The nation’s leading rusher was the only Longhorn to make the first team, but sophomore left tackle and sophomore punter Michael Dickson joined him with second- and third-team selections, respectively.
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Foreman, who rushed for 2,028 yards in 11 games on his way to winning the Doak Walker Award, joined Florida State junior Dalvin Cook at the first-team running back slot. It was Foreman’s second All-American selection of the day as ESPN also released its selections.
Williams and Oklahoma sophomore Orlando Brown represented the Big 12 at second-team tackle, while Ray Guy Award winner Mitch Wishnowsky from Utah claimed the first-team punter spot ahead of Dickson and second-team recipient Cameron Johnston of Ohio State.
Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook joined Foreman on the first team from the Big 12, with West Virginia center Tyler Orlovsky and cornerback Rasul Douglas on the second team and Sooners quarterback and Lake Travis alum Baker Mayfield and Kansas State defensive end Jordan Willis on the third team.
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