Powers-Johnson, Franklin Add Sporting News All-America Honors

EUGENE, Ore. — Center Jackson Powers-Johnson and wide receiver Troy Franklin added more postseason honors to their resumes on Wednesday as Sporting News named Powers-Johnson to its all-America first team and Franklin to its second team.

Powers-Johnson has now been named a first-team all-American by each of the first four of five official outlets that make up consensus and unanimous all-America honors. He is the 11th consensus all-American in program history, and would become Oregon’s fifth unanimous all-American if he lands on the AFCA first team on Thursday morning.

It is the third official second-team all-America honor for Franklin, who was also recognized by the FWAA and the Associated Press.

Click here to view the full 2023 Sporting News all-America teams.

OL Jackson Powers-Johnson – Sporting News All-America First Team
» Winner of the 2023 Rimington Trophy as the most outstanding center in college football.
» First Duck and first Pac-12 player ever to win the Rimington Trophy.
» Selected as a first-team all-American by Sporting News, Associated Press, FWAA and the Walter Camp Foundation.
» Also a first-team all-American by USA Today, the Athletic, CBS Sports and Pro Football Focus.
» First-team all-Pac-12 selection by the conference’s coaches and the Associated Press.
» Leads all FBS centers in PFF pass-blocking grade (91.3), run-blocking grade (85.2) and overall grade (84.6).
» Has allowed just one total pressure in 471 total pass-blocking opportunities this season.
» Helped the Ducks lead the nation this season with just five sacks allowed.
» Oregon is the nation’s highest-graded pass-blocking team by PFF at 92.0.
» UO is one of four finalists for the Joe Moore Award, given to the nation’s best offensive line.  
» Two-time winner of the Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week award.
» Three-time winner of the Joe Moore Award Pancake of the Week.
WR Troy Franklin – Sporting News All-America Second Team
» Also a second-team all-American by the FWAA, Associated Press, USA Today, the Athletic, CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated.

» First Oregon wide receiver since 1997 to be named a first- or second-team all-American by any official outlet
» First-team all-Pac-12 selection by the conference’s coaches and the Associated Press.
» Leads the Pac-12 and is tied for second in the nation with 14 touchdown receptions.
» No. 5 in the nation with 1,383 receiving yards, and tied for sixth with 106.4 receiving yards per game.
» Shattered the Oregon single-season records for receptions (81), receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and 100-yard receiving games (8).
» Also the new all-time program leader in receiving touchdowns with 25 in his career.
» At least one reception in 30 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in program history.
» Multiple receptions in all 13 games this season with nine games of five-plus receptions.
» Four games this season with multiple touchdown receptions, and at least one TD catch in 10 of 13 games.
» No. 2 in the nation with 15 receptions of 30-plus yards, and No. 3 with 53 catches of 10-plus yards.