Weddle named Consensus All-American

Eric Weddle was named Consensus All-American today, joining Luther Elliss and Jordan Gross as the only Utes named Consensus All-Americans in Utah history. Weddle is the only player from a non-BCS team named to the list, which was compiled by the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation.

Congratulations to Eric Weddle on a fantastic senior season and receiving what is undoubtedly one of the highest honors in college football.

The 2006 NCAA Consensus All-America Team:

Offense

WR--*Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech, 6-5, 235, Junior
WR--Robert Meachem, Tennessee, 6-3, 210, Junior
WR--Jeff Samardzija, Notre Dame, 6-5, 218, Senior
TE--Zach Miller, Arizona St., 6-5, 260, Junior
OL--Sam Baker, Southern California, 6-5, 305, Junior
OL--Justin Blalock, Texas, 6-4, 335, Senior
OL--Jake Long, Michigan, 6-7, 313, Senior
OL--*Joe Thomas, Wisconsin, 6-8, 313, Senior
C--*Dan Mozes, West Virginia, 6-4, 290, Senior
QB--*Troy Smith, Ohio St., 6-1, 215, Senior
RB--Darren McFadden, Arkansas, 6-2, 205, Sophomore
RB--*Steve Slaton, West Virginia, 5-10, 195, Sophomore
PK--Justin Medlock, UCLA, 6-0, 197, Senior
AP/KR--DeSean Jackson, California, 6-0, 166, Sophomore

Defense

DL--*Gaines Adams, Clemson, 6-5, 265, Senior
DL--Justin Hickman, UCLA, 6-2, 263, Senior
DL--Quinn Pitcock, Ohio St., 6-3, 295, Senior
DL--*LaMarr Woodley, Michigan, 6-2, 269, Senior
LB--James Laurinaitis, Ohio St., 6-3, 244, Sophomore
LB--Patrick Willis, Mississippi, 6-2, 240, Senior
LB--Rufas Alexander, Oklahoma, 6-1, 230, Senior
LB--H.B. Blades, Pittsburgh, 6-0, 240, Senior
LB--Paul Posluszny, Penn St., 6-2, 238, Senior
DB--Leon Hall, Michigan, 5-11, 193, Senior
DB--Daymeion Hughes, California, 6-0, 188, Senior
DB--LaRon Landry, LSU, 6-2, 202, Senior
DB--Reggie Nelson, Florida, 6-1, 193, Junior
DB--Eric Weddle, Utah, 6-0, 200, Senior
P--*Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor, 6-3, 230, Senior

*Indicates unanimous selection.

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