Kaleb Johnson, Jake Smith, Lyle McCombs, And Dana Holgorsen Named To FWAA Freshman All-America Team

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04: Head coach Dana Holgorsen of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after they won 70-33 against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) released its 2011 Freshman All-America Team today and the team features several Big East football players (and coach) on it. Rutgers offensive tackle Kaleb Johnson, Louisville offensive guard Jake Smith, Connecticut running back Lyle McCombs, and West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen were named to the team. McCombs and Smith are redshirt freshmen while Johnson is a true freshman. Holgorsen was supposed to be the head coach in waiting this season, but, took the team over in the summer and all he did was win 10 games and blow out Clemson in the Orange Bowl.

You can view the full FWAA Freshman All-America Team after the jump.

OFFENSE
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
QB Sean Mannion, Oregon State 6-5 218 Pleasanton, Calif.
RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina 5-10 205 Davie, Fla.
RB Lyle McCombs, Connecticut 5-8 172 Staten Island, N.Y.
WR Matt Miller, Boise State 6-3 213 Helena, Mont.
WR Marqise Lee, USC 6-0 190 Inglewood, Calif.
WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson 6-1 200 Fort Myers, Fla.
AP De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon 5-9 173 Los Angeles, Calif.
OL Reese Dismukes, Auburn 6-3 300 Spanish Fort, Ala.
OL B.J. Finney, Kansas State 6-4 297 Andale, Kan.
OL Chaz Green, Florida 6-5 306 Tampa, Fla.
OL Kaleb Johnson, Rutgers 6-4 298 Jacksonville, Fla.
OL Jake Smith, Louisville 6-4 315 Jacksonville, Ala.
DEFENSE
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina 6-6 254 Rock Hill, S.C.
DL Timmy Jernigan, Florida State 6-3 297 Lake City, Fla.
DL Aaron Lynch, Notre Dame 6-6 265 Cape Coral, Fla.
DL Marcus Rush, Michigan State 6-2 250 Cincinnati, Ohio
LB Dion Bailey, USC 6-0 200 Lakewood, Calif.
LB Jeremy Grove, East Carolina 6-1 230 Frederick, Md.
LB A.J. Johnson, Tennessee 6-3 245 Gainesville, Ga.
DB Blair Burns, Wyoming 5-10 170 Plano, Texas
DB Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern 5-11 205 Philadelphia, Pa.
DB Quandre Diggs, Texas 5-10 200 Angleton, Texas
DB Merrill Noel, Wake Forest 5-10 180 Pahokee, Fla.
DB Eric Rowe, Utah 6-1 185 Spring, Texas
SPECIALISTS
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
P Brad Wing, LSU 6-3 184 Melbourne, Australia
K Michael Hunnicutt, Oklahoma 6-0 175 Richardson, Texas
PR Scott Harding, Hawaii 5-11 195 Brisbane, Australia
KR Tyler Lockett, Kansas State 5-11 170 Tulsa, Okla.
HEAD COACH
Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia
• Denotes true freshman

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