Jan. 15, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama true freshman left tackle Cam Robinson and punter JK Scott were both named Freshman All-Americans for the 2014 season by the Football Writers Association of America this week.
Robinson, from Monroe, La., led the team with 32 knockdown blocks while allowing just three sacks in 861 snaps. He started all 14 games for the Crimson Tide, becoming the first true freshman to start at left tackle since Andre Smith in 2006. Robinson helped Alabama average a school-record 484.5 yards of total offense per game and rank seventh nationally in fewest sacks allowed (1.14 per game).
Scott, from Denver, Colo., shattered Alabama’s single-season records by leading the nation with a 48.0 yards per punt average and a nation-best 44.7 net yards per punt. He also led all FBS punters by placing 56.4 percent (31 of 55) of his punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. He had 23 punts of over 50 yards, including seven over 60 yards and two over 70 yards with a long of 73. Scott’s yards per punt (48.0), net yards per punt (44.67) and percentage of punts downed inside the 20-yard line (56.4) were better than any punter in the NFL in 2014.
Mike Griffith of the MLive.com Media Group led a 10-person panel of nationally prominent writers representing each of the FBS conferences in the selection of the team. Both true freshmen (20 players) and redshirt freshmen (10 players) were considered for the team and are so noted. The Southeastern Conference has six players represented on the team.
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