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TCU’s Dawson 1st-team All-American; Boykin makes 2nd team

TCU linebacker Paul Dawson (47) is the only player in the nation with at least 100 tackles (128), five sacks and four interceptions.
TCU linebacker Paul Dawson (47) is the only player in the nation with at least 100 tackles (128), five sacks and four interceptions. Star-Telegram

TCU linebacker Paul Dawson was named a first-team All-American by The Associated Press, with quarterback Trevone Boykin a second-team selection.

Dawson, also a first-team Walter Camp and USA Today All-American, is the only player in the nation with at least 100 tackles (128), five sacks and four interceptions. He’s also the lone Big 12 player since 2000 to accomplish the feat.

Boykin, who finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting, tops the Big 12 and is third nationally in total offense (363.0 yards per game). He is on pace to become just the third quarterback since 2009 to average over 300 yards passing (309.5) and 50 yards rushing (53.5). The other two were Heisman Trophy winners Robert Griffin III and Johnny Manziel.

Also on the first team from the Big 12 were Baylor offensive tackle Spencer Drango and defensive tackle Malcom Brown of Texas. Wide receiver Kevin White of West Virginia was a second team selection, along with Kansas State’s Tyler Lockett, who was named an all-purpose selection. Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine and West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert were third-team selections, along with Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman and Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker.

Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi was a third-team selection.

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