Texas Longhorns junior defensive end Alex Okafor has been selected to the American Football Coaches Association All-America Team.
Okafor is the first Longhorn selected since QB Colt McCoy, center Chris Hall, and safety Earl Thomas were selected in 2009. Texas has now had at least one player chosen in six of the last eight years.
Okafor has appeared in 38 games on the defensive line, including 20 starts. In 2011, he has 51 tackles (25 solo), seven sacks (team-high), 14 TFL, 17 quarterback pressures (team-high), two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. His seven sacks rank tied for fourth in the Big 12 and his 14 TFL are seventh in the conference.
Okafor is also a two-time academic all-district selection and a two-time member of UT’s Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.
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