Two Hurricanes Named FWAA All-Americans
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Two Miami Hurricanes were among those players recognized as All-Americans by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) on Wednesday.
Kicker Jose Borregales picked up his third All-America honor when he became Miami’s first FWAA first-team All-America honoree since 2005. He was previously named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press and Sporting News.
Defensive end Jaelan Phillips was named to the All-America Second Team.
The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic is presenting the FWAA All-America Team as part of what has been a season-long campaign to promote the 76-year history of this prestigious honor. Each All-American will receive a commemorative football and the first-team selections will be presented with a custom All-America watch.
“Serving in the role of presenting sponsor of the FWAA’s prestigious All-America team is the perfect fit for the both of us,” said Bry Patton, the chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association and Cotton Bowl Foundation. “The Goodyear Cotton Bowl and the nation’s writers and broadcasters have shared a lot of special moments over eight decades. We are proud of this relationship and look forward to doing our part in promoting these deserving student-athletes.”
Since 1945, the FWAA team has been among the five used in the NCAA’s selection of an annual consensus All-America team in college football. Since the 2002 season, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), The Associated Press, The Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation have joined the FWAA as the five designated selectors by the NCAA.