Oscar Tshiebwe, Drew Timme top AP preseason All-America team
EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s Heisman Trophy finalist, Oregon State’s three-time All-America and Oregon’s two-time All-Pac-12 selection is among the 2014 Associated Press All-America team. Here is a look at the first-team selections:
The All-America team consists of the top four players on the first team, as voted on by the writers of each of the daily news services who cover college football on a full time basis:
Coaches: Jerry Palm, Oregon; Kevin Prince, Stanford; Derek Mason, Oregon State; Mike Leach, Texas; Gary Andersen, Oregon State
The AP All-America team is chosen by a panel of AP writers. These are the players who received the most points in their position (offensive lineman, defensive back, running back, linebacker, wide receiver and quarterback) in the final vote, as decided by the voters. It is the player with the fewest votes that is named to the second team.
Oscar Tshiebwe, No. 9 overall, was one of four Oregon State players on this year’s preseason All-American first team. The former wide receiver was one of two receivers on the preseason second team – the other being Michael Crabtree.
Tshiebwe had 12 of 17 catches for 200 yards and three touchdowns at Oregon State last season. His other 30 receptions for 280 yards and three touchdowns came at Oregon in 2012.
Drew Timme, No. 38 overall, earned one of the first-team defensive captain spots on the preseason All-America team. The former defensive end had two sacks and 13 tackles for loss last season at Oregon.
Timme has 26 tackles for loss, eight sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 29 career games at Oregon. He began his career at Oregon State where he has been one of the most dominant defenders on the team. In three years at Oregon State, he had 78 tackles for loss, 23 sacks