Football Writers Association of America Jan. 7, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Griffith
104 players nominated for 7th annual team

NEW ORLEANS (FWAA) The Football Writers Association of America and AON Insurance announced their seventh annual Freshman All-America Team on Monday morning during the association's annual awards breakfast.

The team features teammates from Arizona State, Florida State, and Texas Tech and was chosen from 104 players nominated. The Big East leads all conferences with five players on the squad, while the ACC, Big 12 and Pac-10 each boast four members. Fourteen of the 28 freshman All-America selections are true freshman.

In addition, Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski was named the top first-year coach at his school.

The team and coach are selected by a group of writers led by FWAA vice-president Mike Griffith of the Knoxville News-Sentinel. Both true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were considered for the team and so noted.

Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma 6-4 214 Oklahoma City, Okla.
RB Knowshon Moreno, Georgia 5-11 207 Belford, N.J.
RB LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh 5-11 200 Harrisburg, Pa.
RB Harvey Unga, BYU 6-0 221 Provo, Utah
WR Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech 6-3 208 Dallas, Texas
WR Jeremy Maclin, Missouri 6-1 185 Kirkwood, Mo.
TE James Casey, Rice 6-4 245 Azle, Texas
OL Anthony Castonzo, Boston College 6-7 262 Hawthorn Woods, Ill.
OL Anthony Davis, Rutgers 6-6 350 Piscataway, N.J.
OL Rodney Hudson, Florida State 6-2 285 Mobile, Ala.
OL Matt Murphy, UNLV 6-3 265 Lake Forest, Calif.
C Ryan McMahon, Florida State 6-3 275 Rome, Ga.
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
DL Everson Griffen, USC 6-3 265 Avondale, Ariz.
DL Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh 6-5 250 Coral Springs, Fla.
DL Ian Williams, Notre Dame 6-2 300 Altamonte Springs, Fla.
DL Colby Whitlock, Texas Tech 6-2 281 Noble, Okla.
LB Greg Jones, Michigan State 6-1 220 Cincinnati, Ohio
LB Scott Lutrus, Connecticut 6-3 220 Brookfield, Conn.
LB Rolando McClain, Alabama 6-4 255 Decatur, Ala.
DB Eric Berry, Tennessee 5-11 195 Fairburn, Ga.
DB Omar Bolden, Arizona State 5-11 200 Ontario, Calif.
DB Alex Kube, Northern Illinois 6-1 203 Cary, Ill.
DB Tavious Polo, Florida Atlantic 5-10 160 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
DB Deunta Williams, North Carolina 6-2 195 Jacksonville, N.C.
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
P Keenyn Crier, Arizona 6-1 200 Spring, Texas
K Thomas Weber, Arizona State 6-1 202 Downey, Calif.
KR Max Suter, Syracuse 5-11 190 Ruffs Dale, Pa.
ATH Antonio Brown, Central Michigan 5-11 175 Miami, Fla.
Jeff Jagodzinski, Boston College
Denotes true freshman

The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of nearly 1,000 men and women across North America 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, a national poll and its annual All-America team.

For more information on the AON Insurance/FWAA Freshman All-America Team and other FWAA awards, go to

All-Time FWAA Freshman All-America Teams
2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007

Mark Anderson Las Vegas Review Journal Mountain West
Tim Griffin San Antonio Express-News Big 12
Kyle Hightower Orlando Sentinel Conference USA
Jason Kelley South Bend Tribune Independents
Paul Letlow Monroe News-Star Sun Belt
Ted Miller Seattle Post-Intelligencer Pacific-10
Brian Murphy Idaho Statesman WAC
Dave Ruthenberg MAC Report MAC
Chip Scoggins Minneapolis Star-Tribune Big Ten
Bob Thomas Boston Globe ACC
Donnie Webb Syracuse Newspapers Big East