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Iowa State Leads Big 12 in FWAA 2020 All-American Team

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Iowa State running back Breece Hall and defensive end JaQuan Bailey gave the Cyclones two First-Team All-Americans on the 2020 Football Writers Association of America All-America team, along with Texas linebacker Joseph Ossai. 

Hall, who was named to the First Team of the Associated Press All-America team earlier this week, will play for the Cyclones on Jan. 2 in the Fiesta Bowl against Oregon. Entering the game Hall has 1,436 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns. 

Bailey, who was on the Associated Press Third Team, enters the Fiesta Bowl with 38 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and seven sacks.  

Ossai declared for the NFL Draft earlier this month after a productive junior season with the Longhorns. Ossai finished 2020 with 55 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, five sacks and three forced fumbles. He was named to the First Team of the Associated Press All-America team earlier this week. 


West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills, a senior, wrapped up 2020 with 22 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles for a loss. He made the FWAA Second-Team, and Stills wraps up his career on New Year’s Eve in the Liberty Bowl against Army West Point.  

Two other Big 12 players made the Second Team — TCU safety Trevon Moehrig and West Virginia safety Tykee Smith. Both were a part of the AP team earlier this week. 

The complete team is below. 

Football Writers Association of America 2020 All-America Team 

(Big 12 players in bold) 

First team  


QB: Trevor Lawrence, junior, Clemson 

RB: Najee Harris, senior, Alabama 

RB: Breece Hall, sophomore, Iowa State 

WR: DeVonta Smith, senior, Alabama 

WR: Jaelon Darden, senior, North Texas 

TE: Kyle Pitts, junior, Florida 

OL: Wyatt Davis, junior, Ohio State 

OL: Liam Eichenberg, senior, Notre Dame 

OL: Kenyon Green, sophomore, Texas A&M 

OL: Alex Leatherwood, senior, Alabama 

C: Landon Dickerson, senior, Alabama 


DL: JaQuan Bailey, senior, Iowa State 

DL: Tarron Jackson, senior, Coastal Carolina 

DL: Daviyon Nixon, junior, Iowa 

DL: Rashad Weaver, senior, Pitt 

LB: Zaven Collins, junior, Tulsa 

LB: Joseph Ossai, junior, Texas 

LB: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, senior, Notre Dame 

DB: Patrick Surtain II, junior, Alabama 

DB: Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati 

DB: Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame 

DB: Tiawan Mullen, Indiana 

Special Teams 

K: Jose Borregales, Miami (FL) 

P: Pressley Harvin III, Georgia Tech 

KR: Avery Williams, Boise State 

PR: Marcus Jones, Houston 

AP: Travis Etienne, Clemson 


Second team  


QB: Mac Jones, Alabama 

RB: Jaret Patterson, Buffalo 

RB: Sincere McCormick, UTSA 

WR: Garrett Wilson, Ohio State 

WR: Jonathan Adams Jr., Arkansas State 

TE: Hunter Long, Boston College 

OL: Kayode Awosika, Buffalo 

OL: Brady Christiansen, BYU 

OL: Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech 

OL: Trey Smith, Tennessee 

OG: Cain Madden, junior, Marshall 

C: Tyler Linderbaum, sophomore, Iowa 


DL: Patrick Johnson, Tulane 

DL: Jaelen Phillips, Miami (FL) 

DL: Darius Stills, senior, West Virginia 

DL: Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon 

LB Tavante Beckett, Marshall 

LB Nick Bolton, Missouri 

LB Nate Landman, Colorado 

DB Trevon Moehrig, TCU 

DB Greg Newsome, Northwestern 

DB Tykee Smith, West Virginia 

DB Shaun Wade, Ohio State 

P: Lou Hedley, junior, Miami 

CB: Shaun Wade, senior, Ohio State 

Special Teams 

K Cade York, LSU 

P Jake Camarda, Georgia 

KR Chris Smith, Louisiana 

PR Jeremiah Haydel, Texas State 

AP Dwayne Eskridge, Western Michigan 

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