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Lotulelei Named Walter Camp All-American

Star Lotulelei made the prestigious Walter Camp All-America team as a first-team selection.

Star Lotulelei made the prestigious Walter Camp All-America team as a first-team selection.

Dec. 6, 2012

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.--


Utah senior defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was announced as a first-team Walter Camp All-American on the Home Depot/ESPN College Football Awards show, which aired tonight from the Walt Disney World Resort. He was one of six Pac-12 players named to the first team.

First selected in 1889, Walter Camp is the nation's oldest All-America team. Players are selected by vote of the Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors. It is the third All-America first-team honor for Lotulelei (pronounced lo-too-le-LAY), who also made the Athlon Sports and Scout.com/FoxSportsNext.com All-America teams.

Lotulelei becomes the eighth Ute to earn Walter Camp honors and the fourth to win first-team recognition. Previous Utah first-team Walter Camp All-Americans were offensive lineman Jordan Gross (2002), kicker Louie Sakoda (2008) and punt returner Shaky Smithson (2010). Second-team Walter Camp selections include quarterback Alex Smith (2004), defensive back Eric Weddle (2006), and offensive linemen Zane Beadles (2009) and Caleb Schlauderaff (2010). All of Utah's previous Walter Camp All-Americans, with the exception of Sakoda, are currently playing in the NFL.

 

 

The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Lotulelei, a two-time first-team all-Pac-12 selection, finished the season with 42 tackles, including a team-high 11 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks. The senior also had four pass breakups, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. He leads the Pac-12 and is tied for second in the nation in fumble recoveries (4).

The 2012 Walter Camp Player of the Year and members of the All-America team will be honored at the organization's national awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 12 in New Haven, Conn.

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