ATLANTA – A pair of Big 12 rookies earned Freshman All-America honors, while Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley was named
TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock and Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray were tabbed to the 2017 FWAA Freshman All-America team.
Riley was selected as the FWAA First-Year Coach of the Year after leading the Sooners into the College Football Playoff in his first year at the helm.
2017 FWAA Freshman All-America Team
DT Ross Blacklock, TCU (6-4, 326, Missouri City, Texas)
LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma (6-2, 242, Missouri City, Texas)
First-Year Coach of the Year
Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma