Moreno Named FWAA Freshman All-American

ATHENS - Redshirt freshman tailback Knowshon Moreno has been named to the seventh annual Football Writers Association of American (FWAA) Freshman All-America Team, according to an announcement made earlier this week during the association¹s annual awards breakfast.

Joined by only two other players from the Southeastern Conference, Moreno was one of 28 players chosen from Division I teams across the nation.

Moreno, a native of Belford, N.J., rushed for 1,334 yards for an average of 102.6 yards per game and 14 touchdowns. He is the 12th Bulldog in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards, including six 100-yard games. Moreno's 1,334 yards rank fifth all-time in a single season at Georgia and stands fourth all-time among SEC freshman in a season (1,616 by Herschel Walker-Georgia-1982; 1,364 by Jamal Lewis-Tennessee-1996; 1,341 by Emmitt Smith-Florida-1987).

Moreno finished the season ranked No. 2 nationally for freshmen in rushing yards per game (102.6), trailing only Pittsburgh's LeSean McCoy (110.6). Moreno had already been named a Rivals.com and Scout.com Freshman All-American, the Sporting News SEC Offensive Freshman of the Year, the only freshman to be an All-SEC First Team selection and the unanimous SEC Freshman of the Year selection.

The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of nearly 1,000 men and women across North America 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, a national poll and its annual All-America team.


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