Football Writers Association of America Jan. 10, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Griffith
10th annual team features 20 true freshmen
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SCOTTSALE, Ariz. (FWAA) – The Football Writers Association of America announced its 10th annual Freshman All-America Team on Monday morning during the association's annual awards breakfast. Each of the 11 NCAA Division I Bowl Subdivision Conferences is represented on the team.

The Big 12 and Southeastern conferences each placed five players on the team, followed by the Atlantic Coast with four, the Pacific-10 with three, and the Big Ten, Big East, Mountain West and Conference USA with two players each.

Florida State’s first-year coach, Jimbo Fisher, taking over for the legendary Bobby Bowden, claimed the first-year coaching honors when his Seminoles finished with a 10-4 record after beating South Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

The team and coach are selected by a 11-person panel of nationally-prominent writers led by Mike Griffith of the Knoxville News Sentinel. Both true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were considered for the team and are so noted.

Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
QB Danny O'Brien, Maryland 6-3 215 Kernersville, N.C.
RB • Ronnie Hillman, San Diego State 5-10 175 La Habra, Calif.
RB • Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina 6-0 218 Duncan, S.C.
WR Josh Boyce, TCU 6-0 203 Copperas Cove, Texas
WR • Marquess Wilson, Washington State 6-3 173 Tulare, Calif.
WR • Robert Woods, USC 6-1 185 Carson, Calif.
TE Ted Bolser, Indiana 6-6 252 Cincinnati, Ohio
T • Seantrel Henderson, Miami 6-8 330 St. Paul, Minn.
T • Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M 6-6 304 Arlington, Texas
G Alvin Bailey, Arkansas 6-5 323 Broken Arrow, Okla.
G Will Jackson, Georgia Tech 6-3 285 Knoxville, Tenn.
C • James Stone, Tennessee 6-4 295 Nashville, Tenn.
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
DE • Damontre Moore, Texas A&M 6-4 248 Rowlett, Texas
DE • Junior Onyeali, Arizona State 5-11 233 Denver, Colo.
DT • Roosevelt Nix, Kent State 6-0 250 Reynoldsburg, Ohio
DT Akeem Spence, Illinois 6-1 305 Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
LB • Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State 5-11 212 Missouri City, Texas
LB • C.J. Mosley, Alabama 6-2 225 Theodore, Ala.
LB • Keith Smith, San Jose State 6-2 225 Covina, Calif.
LB Tom Wort, Oklahoma 6-1 225 New Braunfels, Texas
CB • Tyrann Mathieu, LSU 5-9 180 New Orleans, La.
CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State 6-1 209 Miami, Fla.
S • Marco Nelson, Tulsa 6-0 192 Glenpool, Okla.
S • Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State 6-1 203 Junction City, Kan.
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
P • Tom Hornsey, Memphis 6-3 205 Geelong, Australia
K • Ross Krautman, Syracuse 5-7 154 Franklin Lakes, N.J.
PR • Terrence Mitchell, USF 5-10 165 Tampa, Fla.
KR • Willie McNeal, Western Kentucky 5-10 160 Bradenton, Fla.
Jimbo Fisher, Florida State
• Denotes true freshman

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 or 972-713-6198.

All-Time FWAA Freshman All-America Teams
• 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010

Marc Anderson Las Vegas Review Journal Mountain West
Marc Blaudschun Boston Globe ACC
Mike Griffith Knoxville News Sentinel SEC
Blair Kerkhoff Kansas City Star Big 12
Paul Letlow Scout.Com Sun Belt
Phil Miller Minneapolis Star Tribune Big Ten
Brian Murphy Idaho Statesman WAC
George Schroeder Eugene Register-Guard Pacific-10
Phil Stukenborg Memphis Commercial Appeal Conference USA
Donnie Webb Syracuse Post-Standard Big East
Doug Zaleski Muncie Star Press MAC