All-America honors continue to rain down on Texas A&M standouts Braden Mann and Jace Sternberger as the pair were named first team All-Americans by the Football Writers Association of America, it was announced Monday.
This marks the third All-America distinction for the duo as they were previously named All-Americans by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and the Associated Press.
Mann currently leads the FBS with a 51.15 punting average and is nearly a yard ahead of LSU’s Chad Kessler’s NCAA and SEC record mark of 50.28 set in 1997. The Ray Guy Award winner has already set two NCAA records as he broke the single-game gross punt average mark at 60.8 on five boots at No. 1 Alabama and has unleashed 14 60-yard punts, shattering Wake Forest’s Ryan Plackemeier’s record set in 2005.
Sternberger leads the country in receiving yards (804) and touchdowns (10) by a tight end, and is the Aggies’ leading receiver with 47 receptions. The Kingfisher, Okla., native set the Texas A&M school record for most touchdowns by a tight end in a single season and currently ranks tied for sixth all-time on the Aggies’ single-season list.
Junior running back Trayveon Williams led the SEC in rushing yards and touchdowns, and was named to the AP All-American Second Team.