Named Freshman All-American

Tyler Johnstone (eDuck file)

Oregon offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone was named to the 12th annual Football Writers Association of America All-America Team.

Tyler Johnstone started all 13 games at left tackle for the Ducks last season including the Fiesta Bowl game played last Thursday (Jan. 3, 2013) in Glendale, Ariz. Oregon won the contest, 35-17 and finished the season ranked second in the AP and Coaches' Poll released on Monday night following the BCS Championship game.

Johnstone was the blindside protector of All-Pac-12 quarterback Marcus Mariota and was a big part of the offensive line that cleared holes for the No. 3 rushing team in the country. Johnstone was also honored as a freshman All-American by Sporting News, CBSSports.com and FoxSportsNext.com.

In a media release from the University of Oregon issued on Monday, it was pointed out that Johnstone appeared in a motion picture starring Will Ferrell in 2011 entitled, Everything Must Go. The release also mentioned that Johnstone is the sixth Oregon player to be named to the FWAA All-America team and the fourth in the past four seasons.

The Freshman All-America Team is selected by an 11-person panel of writers. Both true freshmen and redshirt freshmen are considered for the team.

All-Time Oregon Ducks on FWAA Freshman All-America Team: Tyler Johnstone, OL - 2012
De'Anthony Thomas, AP - 2011
John Boyett, S - 2009
LaMichael James, RB - 2009
Max Unger, OL - 2005
Haloti Ngata, DL - 2002

WildcatAuthority.com Recommended Stories


  • Cedric Peterson is happy about his commitment to Arizona. Read on to see why that is, what he says about his future, and more.

  • SAN FRANCISCO -- Some quick hit comments from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott on the state of the Pac-12 and some new initiatives that are coming this men's basketball season, including an update on…

  • Tyrell Johnson continues to get a better feel for the game in hopes of being able to contribute more. Read on for his thoughts on Washington State, possibly returning a kick for a score, and more.

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…

  • Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.

Up Next


Forums


1,106 Fans online
Join The Conversation

Tweets