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Gopher Football’s Maxx Williams named 2014 2nd Team AP All-American

Minnesota Gopher football player Maxx Williams was named an Associated Press 2nd Team All-American today.

Maxx Williams
Maxx Williams
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Maxx is ALL-AMERICAN! Today the Associated Press named their All-American team and unlike ESPN, this list includes tight ends; our very own Maxx (xxxxx) Williams was named 2nd Team!

Maxx Williams vs. Iowa (2014)


This was just the latest All-American award for Maxx this year; previously he was named to the Walter Camp & CBS Sports All-American second teams and the Athlon Sports All-American third team. Maxx was also named to the Capital One Academic All-American team earlier. In 2014 Maxx Williams, a red shirt Sophomore, leads the Gophers with 29 receptions for 471 yards and 7 touchdowns. This puts him as first all-time in Gopher history for touchdowns by a tight end in a single season and fifth for receiving yards in a season by a tight end, with a bowl game yet to play.

Besides All-American honors, Maxx has received numerous other awards including All-Big Ten honors and was second in the John Mackey award voting. Great job Maxx! We all look forward to your performance in the Bowl game and for next season.

As for the rest of the Big Ten, a total of 4 players made the first team,  3 players (including Maxx) made the second team, and 7 players made the third team. See below for the full list of AP All-Americans (Big Ten in BOLD):



Quarterback: Marcus Mariota, junior, 6-foot-4, 219 pounds, Oregon
Running Back: Melvin Gordon, junior, 6-1, 213, Wisconsin
Running Back:Tevin Coleman, junior, 6-1, 210, Indiana
Tackle: Brandon Scherff, senior, 6-5, 320, Iowa

Tackle: Spencer Drango, junior, 6-6, 310, Baylor
Guard: Tre Jackson, senior, 6-4, 330, Florida State
Guard: Laken Tomlinson, senior, 6-3, 320, Duke
Center: Reese Dismukes, senior, 6-3, 296, Auburn
Tight End: Nick O'Leary, senior, 6-3, 247, Florida State
Wide Receivers: Amari Cooper, junior, 6-1, 210, Alabama
Wide Receivers: Rashard Higgins, sophomore, 6-2, 188, Colorado State
Kicker: Roberto Aguayo, sophomore, 6-1, 203, Florida State
All-Purpose Player: Shaq Thompson, junior, 6-1, 228, Washington


End: Joey Bosa, sophomore, 6-5, 278, Ohio State
End: Vic Beasley, senior, 6-3, 235, Clemson
Tackle: Malcolm Brown, junior, 6-2, 320, Texas
Tackle: Danny Shelton, junior, 6-2, 339, Washington
Linebacker: Scooby Wright III, sophomore, 6-1, 246, Arizona
Linebacker: Hau'oli Kikaha, senior, 6-3, 246, Washington
Lindbacker: Paul Dawson, senior, 6-2, 230, TCU
Cornerback: Senquez Golson, senior, 5-9, 176, Mississippi
Cornerback: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, senior, 5-10, 195, Oregon
Safety: Landon Collins, junior, 6-0, 222, Alabama
Safety: Gerod Holliman, sophomore, 6-2, 213, Louisville
Punter: Tom Hackett, junior, 5-11, 187, Utah



Quarterback: Trevone Boykin, junior, TCU
Running Back: James Conner, sophomore, Pittsburgh
Running Back: Ameer Abdullah, senior, Nebraska
Tackle: La'el Collins, senior, LSU
Tackle: Andrus Peat, junior, Stanford
Guard: Arie Kouandjio, senior, Alabama
Guard: A.J. Cann, senior, South Carolina
Center: Hroniss Grassu, senior, Oregon
Tight End: Maxx Williams, sophomore, Minnesota
Wide Receiver: Kevin White, senior, West Virginia
Wide Receiver: Rashad Greene, senior, Florida State
Kicker: Brad Craddock, junior, Maryland
All-Purpose Player: Tyler Lockett, senior, Kansas State


End: Shane Ray, junior, Missouri
End: Nate Orchard, senior, Utah
Tackle: Leonard Williams, junior, Southern California
Tackle: Robert Nkemdiche, sophomore, Mississippi
Linebacker: Eric Kendricks, senior, UCLA
Linebacker: Benardrick McKinney, junior, Mississippi State
Linebacker: Jaylon Smith, sophomore, Notre Dame
Cornerbacks: Vernon Hargreaves III, sophomore, Florida
Cornerbacks: Jacoby Glenn, sophomore, Central Florida
Safety: Jalen Ramsey, sophomore, Florida State
Safety: Cody Prewitt, senior, Mississippi
Punter: JK Scott, freshman, Alabama



Quarterback: J.T. Barrett, redshirt freshman, Ohio State
Running Back: Jay Ajayi, junior, Boise State
Running Back: Samaje Perine, freshman, Oklahoma
Tackle: Cedric Ogbuehi, senior, Texas A&M
Tackle: Jake Fisher, senior, Oregon
Guard: Shaquille Mason, senior, Georgia Tech
Guard: Ben Beckwith, senior, Mississippi State
Center: Jack Allen, junior, Michigan State
Tight End: Clive Walford, senior, Miami
Wide Receiver: Justin Hardy, senior, East Carolina
Wide Receiver: Nelson Agholor, junior, Southern California
Kicker: Josh Lambert, sophomore, West Virginia
All-Purpose Player: J.J. Nelson, senior, UAB


End: Shawn Oakman, junior, Baylor
End: Randy Gregory, junior, Nebraska
Tackle: Michael Bennett, senior, Ohio State
Tackle: Eddie Goldman, junior, Florida State
Linebacker: Denzel Perryman, senior, Miami
Linebacker: Mike Hull, senior, Penn State
Linebacker: Eric Striker, junior, Oklahoma
Cornerback: Trae Waynes, junior, Michigan State
Cornerback: Kendall Fuller, sophomore, Virginia Tech
Safety: Kurtis Drummond, senior, Michigan State
Safety: Su'a Cravens, sophomore, Southern California
Punter: Austin Rehkow, sophomore, Idaho