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Britton a 2nd-Team All-American
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 06, 2006
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ST. LOUIS, Mo.--Arizona offensive tackle Eben Britton was named a second-team All-American by The Sporting News.

Late last week he earned Freshman All-American honors from by and TSN named him to its Freshman All-Pac-10 team. On Monday he was named to the second-team Freshman All-America squad.

Britton earned second-team honors on the 2006 Freshman All-America squad, and was an honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference selection in his first year of play.

A 6-foot-6, 280-pound redshirt freshman from Burbank, Calif., he started all 12 games in 2006 at right tackle and was acclaimed by the UA coaching staff as the most consistent player on the offensive front. He helped anchor a young unit that featured  redshirt freshman center Blake Kerley, sophomore right guard Joe Longacre, junior left tackle Peter Graniello and either redshirt freshman Daniel Borg or senior Adam Hawes at left guard.

2006 Arizona Football Postseason Honors

CB Antoine Cason (Junior) - Jim Thorpe Award semi-finalist; first-team All-Pacific-10; second-team All-America

OT Eben Britton (RS Freshman) - Second-team TSN All-America; Second-team Freshman All-America by; Second-team Freshman All-America by; TSN Freshman All-Pac-10; honorable mention All-Pac-10

Punter Nick Folk (Senior) - First-team All-Pacific-10; third-team All-America; first-team Pac-10 All-Academic

KR Syndric Steptoe (Senior) - First-team All-Pacific-10

LB Spencer Larsen (Junior) - Second-team All-Pacific-10; first-team Pac-10 All-Academic

OG Daniel Borg (RS Freshman) - First-team Pac-10 All-Academic

DE Louis Holmes (Junior) - Second-team All-Pacific-10

S Michael Johnson (Senior) - Second-team All-Pacific-10

Defensive Coordinator Mark Stoops - National Coordinator of the Week (Oregon).

Honorable Mention All-Pac-10: DT Lionel Dotson (Jr.); NG Yaniv Barnett (Jr.); OT Eben Britton (Fr.); RB Chris Henry (Jr.); WR Mike Thomas (So.)

Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic: OT Peter Graniello (Jr.)

Pac-10 Players of the Week:   Nick Folk PK/P - Sept. 2 and Nov. 20, Special Teams. Antoine Cason CB - Nov. 4 and Nov. 18, Defense; Chris Henry RB - Nov. 20, Offense





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