Thursday, December 3, 2009

OU's Trent Williams Named AFCA All-American

Sooners' lineman Trent Williams named AFCA All-American: Offensive tackle Trent Williams has become Oklahoma's 149th football All-American. He achieved that honor today when he was named to the American Football Coaches' Association 2009 All-America Team. The Longview, Texas, native led Oklahoma this season with 102 knockdown blocks and 885 plays despite missing the regular season finale due to injury. Despite a rash of injuries that claimed two All-Americans for the season, OU's offense still ranked among the top 30 nationally in passing, total yards and scoring. QB Landry Jones led all freshman quarterbacks with 23 touchdown passes, partly because the Sooners allowed just 1.25 sacks per game. Williams, a senior, was the lone holdover from the 2008 offensive line that became the first in the modern era of college football to block for an offense that scored more than 700 points in one season (716) and tallied 60 or more points in five consecutive games. This marks the fifth time in the last six seasons that an Oklahoma offensive lineman has achieved All-America status. Oklahoma began playing football in 1895. With 149 All-Americans over that 115-year period, much of which did not include the selection of All-America teams, the program has averaged more than one per year. (SoonerSports PR)
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