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December 16, 2014 at 10:17 AM

UW’s Danny Shelton, Hau’oli Kikaha, Shaq Thompson named to AP All-America first team

UW senior nose tackle Danny Shelton. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

UW senior nose tackle Danny Shelton. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

For the first time in school history, three Huskies have been named to The Associated Press All-America first team.

Senior Danny Shelton was named to the first team as a defensive tackle, senior Hau’oli Kikaha at linebacker and junior Shaq Thompson as the all-purpose player.

UW has had two players earn AP first-team honors three times: Olin Kreutz and Benji Olson in 1997; Mario Bailey and Steve Emtman in 1991; and Chuck Nelson and Mark Stewart in 1982.

Kikaha last week was also named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, one of five “official” All-America teams recognized by the NCAA, along with the AP, the American Football Coaches Association, the Football Writers Association of America and the Sporting News.

Shelton, UW’s first defensive tackle to earn AP first-team honors since Emtman in ’91, was also named a first-teamer by USA Today last week, and he was named UW’s first academic All-American in 23  years. Thompson earned first-team honors as a linebacker from ESPN.

UPDATE: Thompson has been named to the SI.com All-America first team. And, after a team-high 1,019 snaps, UW free safety Budda Baker has been named to the USA Today freshman All-America team.

Here’s the full list of AP Americans. And here’s the first- and second-team selections I submitted to the AP:

First Team

QB — Marcus Mariota, Oregon

RB — Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin

RB — Tevin Coleman, Indiana

T — Brandon Scherff, Iowa

G — Tre’ Jackson, Florida State

C — Reese Dismukes, Auburn

G — A.J. Cann, South Carolina

T — La’el Collins, LSU

TE — Nick O’Leary, Florida State

WR — Amari Cooper, Alabama

WR — Rashard Higgins, Colorado State

AP — Shaq Thompson, Washington

K — Brad Craddock, Maryland


DE — Shane Ray, Missouri

DT — Danny Shelton, Washington

DT — Malcolm Brown, Texas

DE — Nate Orchard, Utah

LB — Benardrick McKinney, Ole Miss

LB — Scooby Wright, Arizona

LB — Hau’oli Kikaha, Washington

CB — Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech

CB — Senquez Golson, Ole Miss

S — Landon Collins, Alabama

S — Gerod Holliman, Louisville

P — Scott Harding, Hawaii

Second Team


QB — J.T. Barrett, Ohio State

RB — Jay Ajayi, Boise State

RB — Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

T — Rob Havenstein, Wisconsin

G — Laken Tomlinson, Duke

C — Jack Allen, Michigan State

G — Shaquille Mason, Georgia Tech

T — Spencer Drango, Baylor

TE — Maxx Williams, Minnesota

WR — Kevin White, West Virginia

WR — Justin Hardy, East Carolina

AP — Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

K — Roberto Aguayo, Florida State


DE — Leonard Williams, USC

DT — Michael Bennett, Ohio State

DT — Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

DE — Joey Bosa, Ohio State

LB — Vic Beasley, Clemson

LB — Paul Dawson, TCU

LB — Eric Kendricks, UCLA

CB — Vernon Hargreaves, Florida

CB —Trae Waynes, Michigan State

S — Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

S — Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss

P — Tom Hackett, Utah




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