Kenneth Dixon Named to FWAA Freshman All-America Team


 

 

Jan. 7, 2013

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon was named Freshman All-America the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) announced Monday.

Already named the Western Athletic Conference’s Freshman of the Year and receiving Freshman All-America honors from CBS Sports and Scout’s websites, Dixon led the nation in scoring with 28 total touchdowns (27 rushing) break’s Marshall Faulk’s NCAA records for most touchdowns scored, most rushing touchdowns scored and most points, all for a freshman. Dixon had 200 rushes for 1,194 yards, just missing averaging 100 yards a game at 99.5. Dixon set the WAC record for most rushing touchdowns at any class level.

Dixon was one of three WAC players named Freshman All-America along with linebacker Kyler Fackrell (Utah State) and kicker Austin Lopez (San Jose State).

The team and coach are selected by an 11-person panel of nationally-prominent writers led by Mike Griffith of the MLive Media Group. Both true freshmen (15 players) and redshirt freshmen (15 players) were considered for the team and are so noted.

The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at tiger@fwaa.com or 972-713-6198.

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2012 FWAA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM

OFFENSE

Pos.

Player, School

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown

QB

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

6-1

200

Kerrville, Texas

RB

• Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech

6-0

215

Strong, Ark.

RB

• Todd Gurley, Georgia

6-1

218

Tarboro, N.C.

WR

Davante Adams, Fresno State

6-2

200

Palo Alto, Calif.

WR

• Amari Cooper, Alabama

6-1

198

Miami, Fla.

WR

J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State

5-10

185

Phenix City, Ala.

TE

• Devin Funchess, Michigan

6-5

229

Farmington Hills, Mich.

OL

Jack Allen, Michigan State

6-1

295

Hinsdale, Ill.

OL

Austin Blythe, Iowa

6-3

275

Williamsburg, Iowa

OL

Jake Brendel, UCLA

6-4

295

Plano, Texas

OL

Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech

6-5

303

Rockdale, Texas

OL

Parker Ehinger, Cincinnati

6-7

290

Rockford, Mich.

OL

Tyler Johnstone, Oregon

6-6

292

Chandler, Ariz.

DEFENSE

Pos.

Player, School

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown

DL

Deion Barnes, Penn State

6-4

246

Philadelphia, Pa.

DL

• Devonte Fields, TCU

6-4

240

Arlington, Texas

DL

Samuel Ukwuachu, Boise State

6-4

222

Pearland, Texas

DL

• Leonard Wllliams, USC

6-5

270

Daytona Beach, Fla.

LB

Kyler Fackrell, Utah State

6-5

236

Mesa, Ariz.

LB

Cory James, Colorado State

6-0

235

Del Rio, Texas

LB

• Tyler Matakevich, Temple

6-1

220

Stratford, Conn.

LB

Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

5-11

203

Loganville, Ga.

DB

Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee

5-11

229

Lithonia, Ga.

DB

• Ronald Darby, Florida State

5-11

189

Oxon Hill, Md.

DB

• KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame

5-11

182

Everett, Wash.

DB

• Trevon Stewart, Houston

5-9

183

Patterson, La.

SPECIALISTS

Pos.

Player, School

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown

P

• Tyler Williams, Marshall

6-0

195

Fort Wayne, Ind.

K

• Austin Lopez, San Jose State

6-0

170

Euless, Texas

PR

• Jaime Wilson, Western Michigan

5-11

196

Belle Glade, Fla.

KR

• Duke Johnson, Miami

5-9

188

Miami, Fla.

AP

• Stefon Diggs, Maryland

6-1

185

Gaithersburg, Md.

HEAD COACH

Urban Meyer, Ohio State

• Denotes true freshman