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 States 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.
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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
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