The Big 12 has been well represented on All-America first teams. West Virginia receiver David Sills V finally got in on the action.
Sills was one of seven Big 12 players on Sporting News’ All-America first team. However, Sills was the only of the group to have not previously garnered a first-team honor from one of the five nationally recognized All-America lists. The Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation, American Football Coaches Association and Football Writers Association of America had Sills as a second-team receiver.
Sills leads the FBS with 18 touchdown receptions this year and is 20 yards shy of a 1,000-yard season. He was also one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award for nation’s top pass-catcher.
The winner of the award, Oklahoma State’s James Washington, was also on Sporting News’ first team. Washington leads the FBS in receiving yards. He made all five of the primary All-American teams to become a unanimous All-American.
Additionally, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Mark Andrews and Orlando Brown were unanimous All-Americans thanks to making Sporting News’ first team. The Sooners historically have more unanimous All-Americans than any other program.
Texas cornerback DeShon Elliott and punter Michael Dickson also appeared on Sporting News’ first team. They were also unanimous All-Americans.
Clearly, with the other six Big 12 players on Sporting News’ first team being unanimous All-Americans, this one honor might mean more to Sills. Better yet, he has another year of eligibility, so 2018 could bring him the same praise it brought his Big 12 peers.
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