Three Irish Players Named to FWAA All-America First Team
Credit Source: University of Notre Dame Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Indiana — Three Irish student-athletes have been selected to the FWAA All-America team for 2020. Senior linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, sophomore safety Kyle Hamilton and graduate student offensive lineman Liam Eichenberg all earned nods to the first team.
Owusu-Koramoah, already a consensus All-American, notches his third All-America first team selection of the season, with two remaining teams to be released. Eichenberg earns his second All-America First Team nod, officially making him a consensus All-American for 2020.
Totaling 37-consecutive starts on his career, Eichenberg has been tabbed as one of the best linemen in the country, being named a finalist for the Outland Trophy and recipient of the ACC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy. He was twice named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week, and is a member of an offensive line unit that has been named a finalist for the 2020 Joe Moore Award. Eichenberg was also named to the Sporting News All-America First Team this season, which now makes him a consensus All-American.
The 2020 Butkus Award winner and ACC Defensive Player of the Year, Owusu-Koramoah is widely regarded as one of the best defensive players in the nation. Also a finalist for the Bednarik Award and Bowden Trophy, and semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, Owusu-Koramoah was also a finalist for the Nagurski Award. The senior has totaled 56 tackles (38 solo), 11.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, one interception, three PBU, two FR and three FF on the season. Already a consensus All-American, Owusu-Koramoah has also been selected to the Associated Press and Sporting News All-America First Teams this season.
An All-ACC First Team selection and Bednarik Award semifinalist, sophomore Kyle Hamilton ties for the lead on the Irish defense with 56 tackles (45 solo) in 2020. Along with a 14-yard interception vs. Clemson in the ACC Championship, he has posted five PBUs, 3.5 TFL and two QB hits.