Ronnie Stanley leads Notre Dame on FWAA All-America Team

IRISH STEW

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame senior offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley was the lone Irish player represented on the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America Team, which was released Monday.

Senior defensive tackle Sheldon Day and junior wide receiver Will Fuller and linebacker Jaylon Smith represented Notre Dame on the second team.

A 6-foot-2, 285-pound senior, Day led the Irish with 14.5 tackles for loss and finished second on the team with four sacks. Fuller led Notre Dame with 1,145 receiving yards, 20.5 yards per catch and 13 touchdowns, nine of them coming from at least 30 yards. Smith finished with a team-leading 113 tackles, after leading the Irish with 112 tackles in 2014.

The Full All-America team is listed below.

First Team

OFFENSE

QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson 6-2 207 So. Gainesville, Ga.

RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State 5-11 202 So. Miami, Fla.

RB Leonard Fournette, LSU 6-1 230 So. New Orleans, La.

RB Derrick Henry, Alabama 6-3 242 Jr. Yulee, Fla.

WR Corey Coleman, Baylor 5-11 190 Jr. Richardson, Texas

WR Josh Doctson, TCU 6-4 195 Sr. Mansfield, Texas

OL Spencer Drango, Baylor 6-6 320 Sr. Cedar Park, Texas

OL Joshua Garnett, Stanford 6-5 321 Sr. Puyallup, Wash.

OL Jason Spriggs, Indiana 6-7 305 Sr. Elkhart, Ind.

OL Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame 6-6 315 Sr. Las Vegas, Nev.

C Ryan Kelly, Alabama 6-5 297 Sr. West Chester, Ohio

DEFENSE

DL Myles Garrett, Texas A&M 6-5 262 So. Arlington, Texas

DL Shaq Lawson, Clemson 6-3 270 Jr. Central, S.C.

DL Carl Nassib, Penn State 6-7 272 Sr. West Chester, Pa.

DL A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama 6-4 312 Jr. Fort Worth, Texas

LB Tyler Matakevich, Temple 6-1 232 Sr. Stratford, Conn.

LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama 6-2 252 Sr. Madison, Ala.

LB Joe Schobert, Wisconsin 6-2 236 Sr. Waukesha, Wis.

DB Jeremy Cash, Duke 6-2 210 Sr. Miami, Fla.

DB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida 5-11 199 Jr. Tampa, Fla.

DB Desmond King, Iowa 5-11 200 Jr. Detroit, Mich.

DB Shawun Lurry, Northern Illinois 5-8 178 So. West Palm Beach, Fla.

SPECIALISTS

K Ka'imi Fairbairn, UCLA 6-0 190 Sr. Kailua, Hawaii

P Tom Hackett, Utah 5-11 195 Sr. Melbourne, Australia

KR Christian McCaffrey, Stanford 6-0 201 So. Castle Rock, Colo.

PR William Likely, Maryland 5-7 175 Jr. Belle Glade, Fla.

Second Team

Offense: QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma; RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State; RB Royce Freeman, Oregon; WR Will Fuller, Notre Dame; WR Roger Lewis, Bowling Green; WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC; OL Jack Conklin, Michigan State; OL Taylor Decker, Ohio State; OL Tyler Johnstone, Oregon; OL Landon Turner, North Carolina; C Jack Allen, Michigan State. Defense: DL Andrew Billings, Baylor; DL DeForest Buckner, Oregon; DL Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State; DL Sheldon Day, Notre Dame; LB Kentrell Brothers, Missouri; LB Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame; LB Eric Striker, Oklahoma; DB Eddie Jackson, Alabama; DB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan; DB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State; DB Darian Thompson, Boise State. Specialists: K Jaden Oberkrom, TCU; P Michael Carrizosa, San José State; KR Evan Berry, Tennessee; PR Cameron Sutton, Tennessee.

Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley (78) moves to block Wake Forest’s Wendell Dunn (14) during the Notre Dame-Wake Forest NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN