Powers-Johnson Becomes Fifth Unanimous All-American In Program History

WACO, Texas — Jackson Powers-Johnson joined an elite and exclusive group of Ducks on Thursday morning, becoming the fifth player in program history to earn unanimous all-America status after being named to the first team by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).

The first-team honor by the AFCA was the fifth and final needed by Oregon’s center to earn unanimous all-America status, following selections by the Walter Camp Foundation, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Associated Press and Sporting News.

Powers-Johnson is Oregon’s first unanimous all-American since 2021, joining program legends LaMichael James (2010), Marcus Mariota (2014), Penei Sewell (2019) and Kayvon Thibodeaux (2021) as the only UO players ever to earn the distinction.

Last week, Powers-Johnson became the first Duck and the first Pac-12 player ever to win the Rimington Trophy as the nation’s most outstanding center. He was also selected to the all-Pac-12 first team by both the league’s coaches and the AP, and has earned additional first-team all-America honors from USA Today, the Athletic, CBS Sports and Pro Football Focus.

In his first season as Oregon’s starting center, Powers-Johnson led all FBS centers in pass-blocking grade (91.3), run-blocking grade (85.2) and overall grade (84.6) by Pro Football Focus. He allowed just one total pressure in 471 total pass-blocking opportunities while starting all 13 games for the Ducks.

Powers-Johnson has been the anchor for a UO offensive line that leads the nation with just five sacks allowed, and is one of four finalists for the Joe Moore Award as the top O-line unit in the country. Oregon is also the nation’s highest-graded pass-blocking team by PFF at 92.0, and the Ducks are fourth in fewest tackles-for-loss allowed (42).

A native of Draper, Utah, Powers-Johnson was a two-time winner of the Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week award and a three-time winner of the Joe Moore Award Pancake of the Week.