BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--University of Arizona?tight end Rob Gronkowski and punter Keenyn Crier were named to the Rivals.com Freshman All-America Team today.
Gronkowski, a true freshman from Williamsville, N.Y., set an Arizona single-game tight end yardage record with 115 yards on four catches against Washington State, and has posted the No. 2 single-season mark with 496 yards on 26 receptions. The record is 513 yards by Mark Keel on 32 grabs in 1980. He earned first-team All-America honors from the outfit.
Crier, the Pac-10's leading punter with a 43.4 yard average, has knocked 19 of his 53 punts inside the opponents 20 yard-line and has had only 18 returned to give UA a net figure of 38.1, also tops in the league. Crier is a redshirt who took over for noted kicker Nick Folk. He was a second-team selection.