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Dallas, TX – Virginia senior defensive end Chris Long was named to The Football Writers Association of America 64th All-America team today.

The FWAA is the sixth All-American team to name Long to its first-team. He previously was named to teams announced by the American Football Coaches Association, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, The Sporting News, and

Long has earned consensus All-America status by being named to more than half of the national organizations recognized by the NCAA. The WCFF, TSN, WFAA and AFCA are four of the five teams the NCAA recognizes. The other is The Associated Press, which will announce its All-America team next week.

Sunday long will appear at the Lott Trophy Award banquet in Newport Beach, Calif. as one of the finalist for that honor. The Lott Trophy recognizes the college football Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. The student-athlete is judged on both his on-field performance and his off-field performance. The other finalists are Glenn Dorsey of LSU, James Laurinaitis of Ohio State and J Leman of Illinois.

Long is the 11th Cavalier named a consensus All-American and the first since guard Elton Brown and tight end Heath Miller were named in 2004.

The ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year, Long leads the ACC and is third in the country in sacks (14.0). This sack total equaled or surpassed the total recorded by 10 NCAA teams. Long also leads the conference with 19.0 tackles-for-loss (tied for 10th nationally). One-quarter of Long’s 75 tackles this season were made behind the line of scrimmage.

Long’s accolades this season include:
Ted Hendricks Award winner as the nation’s top defensive end
First-Team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation
First-Team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association
First-Team All-America honors from The Sporting News
First-Team All-America honors from The Sporting News
First-Team All-America honors from
First-Team All-America honors from
ACC Defensive Player of the Year
First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference
Dudley Award winner as the top collegiate player in the state of Virginia
Richmond Touchdown Club Defensive Lineman of the Year
Finalist for the Hendricks, Lott, Lombardi and Nagurski Awards
Two-time ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week

The Football Writers Association of America All-America Team

Pos. Player, School

QB Tim Tebow, Florida
RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas
RB Kevin Smith, Central Florida
WR Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
WR Jordy Nelson, Kansas State
TE Martin Rucker, Missouri
OL Anthony Collins, Kansas
OL Jake Long, Michigan
OL Hercules Satele, Hawaii
OL Ryan Stanchek, West Virginia
C Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas

Pos. Player, School
DL Glenn Dorsey, LSU
DL Sedrick Ellis, USC
DL Chris Long, Virginia
DL George Selvie, South Florida
LB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
LB J Leman, Illinois
LB Curtis Lofton, Oklahoma
DB Mike Mickens, Cincinnati
DB Jamie Silva, Boston College
DB Craig Steltz, LSU
DB Aqib Talib, Kansas

Pos. Player, School
K Daniel Lincoln, Tennessee
P Louie Sakoda, Utah
RS Jeremy Maclin, Missouri

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