TAMPA, Fla. — Texas center Zach Shackelford was named to the Freshman All-America team by the Football Writers Association of America Monday morning.
Shackelford, a first-year player out of Belton, started nine games for the Longhorns in 2016, including the season-opener against Notre Dame, and helped make junior tailback D’Onta Foreman the leading rusher in college football. He also received honorable mention on the All-Big 12 team.
He becomes the third Longhorn player to be chosen a freshman All-American by the FWAA, joining offensive tackle Connor Williams and linebacker Malik Jefferson who made the 2015 team.
Other Big 12 selections on this year’s freshman All-America Team are Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill and Kansas State defensive lineman Reggie Walker, a redshirt freshman.