KU's Hawkinson Named to FWAA All America Team

KU's Hawkinson Named to FWAA All America Team

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas offensive tackle Tanner Hawkinson was named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team it was announced Thursday.

Hawkinson, a 6-6, 285-pound redshirt freshman from McPherson, Kan., spent the 2009 season as the Jayhawks' starting left tackle.  He started all 12 games at the position.
 
Hawkinson came to KU in 2008 as a tight end and spent most of his redshirt season at that position.  He was moved to the defensive line later that year, but found a home on the offensive line last spring.
 
His rapid development allowed him to start at the critical left tackle position in his first collegiate game this year.
 
This is the fourth Freshman All-America team Hawkinson has been selected to this postseason.  He was named first team by The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com and second team by Phil Steele.
 
In addition Hawkinson was tabbed to the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention team by the league coaches
 
2009 AON INSURANCE FWAA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM
 
OFFENSE
Pos. Player, School, Ht., Wt., Hometown
QB • Tom Savage, Rutgers, 6-5, 230, Springfield, Pa.
RB • Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh, 5-8, 195, Albany, N.Y.
RB Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech, 5-10, 206, Manassas, Va.
RB LaMichael James, Oregon, 5-9, 180, Texarkana, Texas
WR • Eric Page, Toledo, 5-10, 165, Toledo, Ohio
WR • Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina, 6-3, 217, St. Matthews, S.C.
TE • Orson Charles, Georgia 6-3, 230, Tampa, Fla.
OL • David DeCastro, Stanford, 6-5, 310, Bellevue, Wash.
OL Aaron Douglas, Tennessee, 6-6, 282, Maryville, Tenn.
OL Braden Hansen, Brigham Young, 6-6, 300, Sandy, Utah
OL Tanner Hawkinson, Kansas, 6-6, 285, McPherson, Kan.
OL Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 280, Memphis, Tenn.
 
DEFENSE
Pos. Player, School, Ht., Wt., Hometown
DE Nick Perry, USC 6-3, 250, Detroit, Mich.
DE Aldon Smith, Missouri, 6-5, 255, Raytown, Mo.
DT Scott Vallone, Rutgers, 6-3, 270, Central Islip, N.Y.
DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan State, 6-3, 270, Huber Heights, Ohio
LB • Chris Borland, Wisconsin, 5-11, 235, Kettering, Ohio
LB • Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State, 6-3, 245, Corona, Calif.
LB • Luke Kuechly, Boston College, 6-3, 225, Cincinnati, Ohio
LB Brian Wagner, Akron, 6-2, 220, Springfield, Ohio
CB • Josh Robinson, UCF, 5-10, 189, Sunrise, Fla.
CB Bryan Willis, Troy, 5-9, 180, Columbus, Ga.
S John Boyett, Oregon, 5-10, 190, Napa, Calif.
S • Shamiel Gary, Wyoming, 6-1, 210, Tulsa, Okla.
 
SPECIALISTS
Pos. Player, School, Ht., Wt., Hometown
P Tress Way, Oklahoma, 6-1, 215, Tulsa, Okla.
K • Nick Ferrara, Maryland, 6-0, 200, Hicksville, N.Y.
PR • Greg Reid, Florida State, 5-9, 175, Valdosta, Ga.
KR • Warren Norman, Vanderbilt, 5-9, 180, Stone Mountain, Ga.
 
HEAD COACH
Chip Kelly, Oregon
 
• Denotes true freshman

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