Jake Smith Named FWAA Freshman All-American, Bridgewater Snubbed

Congratulations to Jake Smith, who became the first Louisville player ever to be named a Football Writers Association of American Freshman All-American when the team was announced earlier today.

OFFENSE
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
QB Sean Mannion, Oregon State 6-5 218 Pleasanton, Calif.
RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina 5-10 205 Davie, Fla.
RB Lyle McCombs, Connecticut 5-8 172 Staten Island, N.Y.
WR Matt Miller, Boise State 6-3 213 Helena, Mont.
WR Marqise Lee, USC 6-0 190 Inglewood, Calif.
WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson 6-1 200 Fort Myers, Fla.
AP De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon 5-9 173 Los Angeles, Calif.
OL Reese Dismukes, Auburn 6-3 300 Spanish Fort, Ala.
OL B.J. Finney, Kansas State 6-4 297 Andale, Kan.
OL Chaz Green, Florida 6-5 306 Tampa, Fla.
OL Kaleb Johnson, Rutgers 6-4 298 Jacksonville, Fla.
OL Jake Smith, Louisville 6-4 315 Jacksonville, Ala.
DEFENSE
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina 6-6 254 Rock Hill, S.C.
DL Timmy Jernigan, Florida State 6-3 297 Lake City, Fla.
DL Aaron Lynch, Notre Dame 6-6 265 Cape Coral, Fla.
DL Marcus Rush, Michigan State 6-2 250 Cincinnati, Ohio
LB Dion Bailey, USC 6-0 200 Lakewood, Calif.
LB Jeremy Grove, East Carolina 6-1 230 Frederick, Md.
LB A.J. Johnson, Tennessee 6-3 245 Gainesville, Ga.
DB Blair Burns, Wyoming 5-10 170 Plano, Texas
DB Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern 5-11 205 Philadelphia, Pa.
DB Quandre Diggs, Texas 5-10 200 Angleton, Texas
DB Merrill Noel, Wake Forest 5-10 180 Pahokee, Fla.
DB Eric Rowe, Utah 6-1 185 Spring, Texas
SPECIALISTS
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
P Brad Wing, LSU 6-3 184 Melbourne, Australia
K Michael Hunnicutt, Oklahoma 6-0 175 Richardson, Texas
PR Scott Harding, Hawaii 5-11 195 Brisbane, Australia
KR Tyler Lockett, Kansas State 5-11 170 Tulsa, Okla.
HEAD COACH
Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia
• Denotes true freshman

The bigger surprise here is Oregon State's Sean Mannion getting the nod over Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback.

Mannion started all but the first game this season (and he started the second half of that one) and "led" the Beavers to a 3-9 record by throwing 16 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Bridgewater, meanwhile, made his first start in game four and finished the season with 14 passing touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Louisville won a share of the Big East title and earned a trip to the Belk Bowl.

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