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Ronald Darby named 2012 FWAA Freshman All-American – Florida State University

Ronald Darby named 2012 FWAA Freshman All-American – Florida State University
















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Ronald Darby named 2012 FWAA Freshman All-American

Florida State rookie cornerback Ronald Darby has been named a 2012 FWAA Freshman All-American following his stellar first year in Tallahassee. Darby had already been named the ACC's Defensive Rookie of the Year before the 'Noles' bowl game.

Courtesy of the FWAA:

OFFENSE
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M 6-1 200 Kerrville, Texas
RB • Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech 6-0 215 Strong, Ark.
RB • Todd Gurley, Georgia 6-1 218 Tarboro, N.C.
WR  Davante Adams, Fresno State 6-2 200 Palo Alto, Calif.
WR • Amari Cooper, Alabama 6-1 198 Miami, Fla.
WR J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State 5-10 185 Phenix City, Ala.
TE • Devin Funchess, Michigan 6-5 229 Farmington Hills, Mich.
OL Jack Allen, Michigan State 6-1 295 Hinsdale, Ill.
OL Austin Blythe, Iowa 6-3 275 Williamsburg, Iowa
OL Jake Brendel, UCLA 6-4 295 Plano, Texas
OL Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech 6-5 303 Rockdale, Texas
OL Parker Ehinger, Cincinnati 6-7 290 Rockford, Mich.
OL Tyler Johnstone, Oregon 6-6 292 Chandler, Ariz.
DEFENSE
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
DL Deion Barnes, Penn State 6-4 246 Philadelphia, Pa.
DL • Devonte Fields, TCU 6-4 240 Arlington, Texas
DL Samuel Ukwuachu, Boise State 6-4 222 Pearland, Texas
DL • Leonard Wllliams, USC 6-5 270 Daytona Beach, Fla.
LB Kyler Fackrell, Utah State 6-5 236 Mesa, Ariz.
LB Cory James, Colorado State 6-0 235 Del Rio, Texas
LB Tyler Matakevich, Temple 6-1 220 Stratford, Conn.
LB Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss 5-11 203 Loganville, Ga.
DB Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee 5-11 229 Lithonia, Ga.
DB • Ronald Darby, Florida State 5-11 189 Oxon Hill, Md.
DB • KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame 5-11 182 Everett, Wash.
DB • Trevon Stewart, Houston 5-9 183 Patterson, La.
SPECIALISTS
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
P • Tyler Williams, Marshall 6-0 195 Fort Wayne, Ind.
K • Austin Lopez, San Jose State 6-0 170 Euless, Texas
PR • Jaime Wilson, Western Michigan 5-11 196 Belle Glade, Fla.
KR • Duke Johnson, Miami 5-9 188 Miami, Fla.
AP • Stefon Diggs, Maryland 6-1 185 Gaithersburg, Md.
HEAD COACH
Urban Meyer, Ohio State
• Denotes true freshman

The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at tiger@fwaa.com or 972-713-6198.

All-Time FWAA Freshman All-America Teams
• 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012

2012 FWAA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA COMMITTEE
Marc Anderson Las Vegas Review Journal Mountain West
Andrew Gribble Alabama Meda Group SEC
Mike Griffith MLive.com Big Ten
Rich Hammond Orange County Register Pac-12
Tommy Hicks Mobile Press-Register Sun Belt
Blair Kerkhoff Kansas City Star Big 12
Tom Luicci Newark Star-Ledger Big East
Brian Murphy Idaho Statesman WAC
Phil Stukenborg Memphis Commercial Appeal Conference USA
John Wagner Toledo Blade MAC
Greg Wallace Freelance ACC

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