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Utah football: Star Lotulelei named Walter Camp All-American

Published December 6, 2012 5:54 pm

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Utah senior defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was named as a first-team Walter Camp All-American on Thursday on the ESPN College Football Awards show.

Lotulelei was one of six Pac-12 players named to the first team. Lotulelei becomes the eighth Ute to earn Walter Camp honors and the fourth to win first-team recognition. Previous Utah first-team Walter Camp All-Americans were offensive lineman Jordan Gross (2002), kicker Louie Sakoda (2008) and punt returner Shaky Smithson (2010). Second-team Walter Camp selections were quarterback Alex Smith (2004), defensive back Eric Weddle (2006), and offensive linemen Zane Beadles (2009) and Caleb Schlauderaff (2010). All of Utah's previous Walter Camp All-Americans, with the exception of Sakoda, are currently playing in the NFL.

The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Lotulelei, a two-time first-team all-Pac-12 selection, finished the season with 42 tackles, including a team-high 11 tackles for loss and five sacks. The senior also had four pass breakups, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. He leads the Pac-12 and is tied for second in the nation in fumble recoveries (4).

The Salt Lake Tribune