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Two Texas Longhorns land on FWAA Freshman All-America Team

Only four schools had multiple players on the team.

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The latest All-America team list includes two Texas Longhorns -- linebacker Malik Jefferson and offensive tackle Connor Williams.

Both were named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America team. Aside from Texas, only Alabama, Clemson and Missouri placed more than one player on the 29- member squad.

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Despite missing the final game of the season due to injury, Jefferson led the team in pressures with six and was second in tackles with 61. He also recorded seven tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery, which he returned for a TD.

Williams, who started all 12 games, combined with OG Patrick Vahe to make Texas the only school in the nation to start two true freshmen on the offensive line. Williams and Vahe helped block for a rushing attack that ranked 18th in the nation with 224.8 yards per game. That average was even higher in the last seven games at 263.0 ypg. The offense also became only the fourth unit at Texas since 1950 to record three games with six rushing TDs in a season.

Both Jefferson and Williams, along with Vahe, were previously selected to the True Freshman All-American Team. All three players were named to the honorable mention All-Big 12 team, along with three other true freshmen, CB Davante Davis, P Michael Dickson and CB Holton Hill. Jefferson was selected Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year.

Overall, 17 members of Texas' 2015 recruiting class saw regular action this year, and nine true freshmen combined for 62 starts. With signing day approaching, head coach Charlie Strong will look to add a few players who can make next year's freshman All-America team.