ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan fifth-year senior left tackle Jake Long(Lapeer, Mich./Lapeer East HS) continued to pile on All-America honors Saturday (Dec. 8), adding first-team accolades from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and CBSSportsline.com. Long is a member of the FWAA All-America team for the second straight season and received his first honor from CBS Sports.
Long has already been named to first-team All-America squads by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Football Foundation, The Sporting News and Rivals.com. He was a runner-up to Louisiana State defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey for both the Rotary Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy.
The anchor of Michigan's offensive line, Long has helped pave the way for Mike Hart's run to Michigan's career rushing mark and protected Chad Henne's blind side during his march to the U-M career passing records. Long has allowed just two sacks in the past 25 career starts. This season, the Wolverines gained over 1,100 rushing yards directly behind Long.
He is a two-time unanimous All-Big Ten first team selection by both the coaches and media (2006-07). He is just the sixth player in league history to be named Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year twice (2006-07).
The 64th annual FWAA Team, the second longest continuously published team in college football, has been a staple of the college football scene since 1944.
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