TE Devin Funchess named freshman all-American by FWAA
Devin Funchess led Michigan in touchdown catches.
Now, he's catching some national recognition.
The Michigan tight end was named Monday to the Football Writers Association of America's all-freshman team. He was the country's only tight end to make the team.
Funchess finished with 15 catches for 234 yards and five touchdowns, and was named all-Big Ten honorable mention by the media. He made various all-league freshman teams, including from ESPN.com and BTN.
The 6-foot-5, 229-pounder had a hot start to the season, logging four catches for 106 yards and one touchdown in his first extended action against Air Force. He had eight catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the nonconference season, becoming one of Michigan's biggest surprises.
His production declined in the conference season, never hauling in more than one catch in a game, but still led the Wolverines with five touchdown catches.
2012 FWAA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM
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.)
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.)
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.)
Urban Meyer, Ohio State
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