FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (FWAA) – The 12th annual Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team has been announced, with all 11 Football Bowl Subdivision Conferences and Notre Dame represented on the 30-man roster. A pair of players from the team, Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper and Notre Dame defensive back KeiVarae Russell, will battle one another in tonight's Discover BCS National Championship Game.
Heisman Trophy-winning Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first quarterback to be named to both the FWAA All-America Team and its Freshman All-America Team. Only three other players have earned a spot on both teams: Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson (2004); and Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Missouri wide receiver/return specialist Jeremy Maclin (2007). The FWAA has named a Freshman All-America team since the 2001 season.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (FWAA) – The Alabama Crimson Tide captured the Grantland Rice Trophy for the third time in four years, signaling a dynasty in Tuscaloosa and continuing the validation of the Southeastern Conference as the best league in college football.
The Football Writers Association of America annually presents the trophy to the top team in college football. A panel of veteran FWAA voters handed Alabama its seventh Grantland Rice Trophy after the Tide (13-1) defeated top-ranked Notre Dame, 42-14, in the Discover BCS National Championship game on Monday night.
Alabama's seven Grantland Rice titles are the most of any school. No other school has won more than five. It's also the seventh straight season the SEC has claimed the Grantland Rice Trophy: Alabama (2011-12). Auburn (2010), Alabama (2009), Florida (2008), LSU (2007) and Florida (2006).
Utilizing a pulverizing rushing game behind Eddie Lacy and the pinpoint passing of quarterback AJ McCarr...