Sewell Named Walter Camp Preseason All-American

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon linebacker Noah Sewell has been named a 2022 preseason first-team all-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the organization announced on Monday.

Sewell was also named a preseason first-team all-American by Phil Steele earlier this month, with long snapper Karsten Battles landing on the second team and defensive end Brandon Dorlus earning fourth-team honors.

Entering his third year with the Ducks, Sewell was a first-team all-Pac-12 selection in 2021 after leading Oregon and ranking second in the conference with 114 total tackles. He became the first Duck to be named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award (nation’s top linebacker), and was also a finalist for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award.

A native of Malaeimi, American Samoa, Sewell ranked second among Ducks in 2021 with career-highs of 8.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks. He put together six double-digit tackle efforts, including a career-high 14 in a win over Arizona.

Sewell also led Oregon in tackles as a true freshman in the shortened 2020 season, recording 45 total takedowns and earning Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year honors. He was named a freshman all-American by four different outlets.

The Ducks will open the 2022 season and the Dan Lanning era on September 3 against Georgia, which Lanning helped lead to the national title last season as defensive coordinator before taking over as Oregon’s head coach.