Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: HokiesJournal and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Williams named all-American

Virginia Tech's Ryan Williams on Tuesday was named third-team all-American by the Sporting News, becoming the third Hokies freshman running back to be recognized as an all-American.

Williams rushed for an ACC freshman-record 1,538 yards in his remarkable debut season. He needs only 110 yards to break Virginia Tech's single-season record set by Kevin Jones in 2003.

Jones was a freshman all-American as a consensus selection in 2003. Lee Suggs was a third-team all-American after his 2000 freshman season.

"I think this honor is truly deserving and Ryan had a great year," Billy Hite, the Hokies' running backs coach, said in a statement. "The things he did from Game 1 to Game 12 have been absolutely amazing."

Williams was one of three freshman to make the Sporting News' all-American team. Pittsburgh's Dion Lewis was named to the second team, while Oregon's LaMichael James made the third time with Williams.

There are five nationally recognized all-American squads: the Associated Press, Walter Camp, Sporting News, Football Writers Association of America and American Football Coaches Association.

By Mark Viera  |  December 15, 2009; 12:55 PM ET
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Tuesday links
Next: Grimm named all-American

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company