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Roger Lewis, Shawun Lurry named AP All-Americans

BGSU's Lewis leads the nation in receiving yards, NIU's Lurry leads in interceptions.

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The Associated Press released their list of All-Americans today and a pair of players from the Mid-American Conference made the list.

Roger Lewis leads the nation with 1,476 receiving yards, listed on the AP's Third Team roster. The 6-foot-2 sophomore is a First Team All-MAC player, tied for 15th nationally with Western Michigan's Corey Davis and Boise State's Thomas Sperbeck for grabbing 82 receptions this year. Other MAC receivers Tajae Sharpe and Daniel Braverman are the nation's leading receivers with 111 and 103 receptions, respectively. Lewis had five multi-scoring games this season, ending up with 15 total touchdowns to be good for third in the nation. He didn't have as big of a November that the early goings of the season may have previewed, but Lewis was able to have seven games with at least 100 receiving yards, three games with at least 200 yards (18.0 yards per game).

After being named a Walter Camp All-American, Shawun Lurry makes the AP's All-American roster as a Third Team honoree. The Northern Illinois Huskies cornerback leads the nation with nine interceptions and also leads with 273 return yards. His lone touchdown return came in the MAC Championship game when he one to the house for 64 yards. He's second in the country with 23 passes defended, tied with five other players for 11th with 14 pass breakups. Buffalo's Boise Ross and Western Michgian's Ronald Zamort and Darius Phillips both have more PBU's than Lurry. Lurry has 39 total tackles for the season (33 solo), which is eight more total tackles than Florida's Vernon Hargreaves III.

OFFENSE

1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team
QB Deshaun Watson (Clemson) Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) Keenan Reynolds (Navy)
RB Derrick Henry (Alabama) Dalvin Cook (FSU) Royce Freeman (Oregon)
RB Leonard Fournette (LSU) Ezekiel Elliot (Ohio State) Larry Rose III (New Mexico State)
WR Corey Coleman (Baylor) Will Fuller (Notre Dame) Laquon Treadwell (Ole Miss)
WR Josh Doctson (TCU) JuJu Smith-Schuster (USC) Roger Lewis (BGSU)
TE Hunter Henry (Arkansas) Jake Butt (Michigan) Austin Hooper (Stanford)
T Taylor Decker (Ohio State) Jack Conklin (Michigan State) Jason Spriggs (Indiana)
T Spencer Drango (Baylor) Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame) Vadal Alexander (LSU)
G Joshua Garnett (Stanford) Sebastian Tretola (Arkansas) Dan Feeney (Indiana)
G Landon Turner (UNC) Pat Elfein (Ohio State) Joe Thuney (NC State)
C Jack Allen (Michigan State) Ryan Kelly (Alabama) Austin Blythe (Iowa)

DEFENSE

1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team
DE Shaq Lawson (Clemson) Joey Bosa (Ohio State) Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State)
DE Carl Nassib (Penn State) DeForest Buckner (Oregon) Myles Garrett (Texas A&M)
DT A'Shawn Robinson (Alabama) Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss) Jonathan Bullard (Florida)
DT Andrew Billings (Baylor) Sheldon Day (Notre Dame) Kenny Clark (UCLA)
LB Reggie Ragland (Alabama) Joe Schobert (Wisconsin) Su'a Cravens (USC)
LB Tyler Matakevich (Temple) Kentrell Brothers (Missouri) Blake Martinez (Stanford)
LB Jaylon Smith (Notre Dame) Eric Striker (Oklahoma) Anthony Walker (Northwestern)
CB Desmond King (Iowa) Jourdan Lewis (Michigan) Mackensie Alexander (Clemson)
CB Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida) Jalen Ramsey (FSU) Shawun Lurry (NIU)
S Jeremy Cash (Duke) Trae Elston (Ole Miss) Eddie Jackson (Alabama)
S Vonn Bell (Ohio State) Jayron Kearse (Clemson) Darian Thompson (Boise State)

SPECIAL TEAMS

1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team
All-purpose Christian McCaffrey (Stanford) Morgan Burns (Kansas State) Jakeem Grant (Texas Tech)
Kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn (UCLA) Jake Elliott (Memphis) Adam Schneider (Oregon)
Punter Tom Hackett (Utah) Drew Kaser (Texas A&M) Hayden Hunt (Colorado State)

Tom Hackett is the most deserving of any First Team player. Lots of players have won the Ray Guy Award, but there's not too many guys that truly know how to keep it real.