Powers-Johnson, Franklin Named AP Midseason All-Americans

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson was named a first-team midseason all-American by the Associated Press on Wednesday, while wide receiver Troy Franklin was selected to the second team.

Powers-Johnson and Franklin were named to same all-American teams by The Athletic on Wednesday, and Powers-Johnson was recognized as a Sporting News midseason all-American.

Powers-Johnson has started all six games at center for an Oregon offensive line that on Tuesday was named to the midseason honor roll for the Joe Moore Award, which recognizes the top offensive line in college football. Powers-Johnson leads Oregon with 19 knockdowns this season, and is the top-graded pass-blocking center in the nation by PFF with a stellar 90.0 grade. The junior has surrendered just one pressure in 230 opportunities, and was named the Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week following Oregon’s win over Colorado.

Franklin has been among the nation’s best receivers this season, ranking seventh in the FBS with 114.8 receiving yards per game. The junior has caught 40 passes for 689 yards and eight touchdowns, tied for most in the Pac-12, and his five 100-yard receiving games are just one away from the UO single-season record. Franklin is on pace to become just the 12th player in program history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season.