Three Oregon Ducks were named to the 2015 Associated Press All-America Team on Sunday, adding to their long list of accolades from this football season.
Defensive end DeForest Buckner earned a second team selection, and running back Royce Freeman and kicker Aidan Schneider earned third team selections from the AP All-America Selection Panel, which consists of sports journalists from around the country.
Buckner and Freeman, as well as five other Ducks, were both named to the all-conference first teams following the Pac-12 regular season.
Freeman didn’t receive votes for the Heisman Trophy, although his numbers suggest he should have. His 1,706 rushing yards rank fourth nationally and are 99 yards shy of breaking LaMike James’s Oregon single-season rushing record.
Buckner was also named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year after finishing the season with 76 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss.
Schneider also won the 2015 Vlade Award, given to college football’s most accurate kicker. Schneider converted 91 percent of his field goal attempts and all 62 PAT attempts, and finished second in the nation in kick scoring with 122 points.
No. 15 Oregon (9-3) will take on No. 11 TCU (10-2) in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 2, 2016.
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