Powers-Johnson, Franklin Named FWAA All-Americans

DALLAS — Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson was announced as a first-team all-American by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) on Monday morning while wide receiver Troy Franklin was named to the second team.

After being announced as a Walter Camp first-team all-American on Friday, Powers-Johnson has now been named to the first team for the first two of the five official outlets that make up consensus and unanimous all-Americans. Powers-Johnson would earn consensus all-America status if he is named to the first team by the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) or Sporting News, and would become the fifth unanimous all-American in program history if he lands on the first team for all three.

Powers-Johnson joins Penei Sewell (2019), Jake Fisher (2014) and Steve Barnett (1962) as the only Oregon offensive linemen ever to be named FWAA first-team all-Americans.

Franklin is the first Oregon wide receiver since 1997 to be named a first- or second-team all-American by any official outlet, and is the first UO receiver ever to land on a FWAA all-America team.

OL Jackson Powers-Johnson – FWAA 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.
» Also a first-team all-American by the Walter Camp Foundation, USA Today, the Athletic and CBS Sports.
» 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.
» 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 – FWAA All-America Second Team
» Also a second-team all-American by USA Today, the Athletic, CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated.
» 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.