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Utah LB Devin Lloyd Named Sporting News All-American

Chance Nolan #10 of the Oregon State Beavers looses the ball as he is sacked by Devin Lloyd #0 during their game December 5, 2020 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah football linebacker Devin Lloyd was named a 2020 Sporting News Second Team All-American after his stellar performance this season.

It’s the first All-American honor for Utah junior linebacker Devin Lloyd. He was named to the second team that Sporting News released on Tuesday morning. Lloyd is the second linebacker to earn All-American honors, joining Chase Hansen in 2018. It’s the seventh straight season that a Utah player has appeared as a Sporting News All-American.

Lloyd led the Utes in tackles this season with 48 in five games, along with a team-best 10 tackles for loss and two sacks. He was named a Butkus Award finalist recently.

Lloyd is one of two players from the Pac-12 Conference to be named a Sporting News All-American, joining USC safety Talanoa Hufanga.

Here is the Sporting News All-Americans that were announced on Tuesday morning:

First Team

  • Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
  • Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
  • Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
  • DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
  • Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
  • Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
  • Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
  • Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
  • Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State
  • Kenyon Green, OG, Texas A&M
  • Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama
  • Travis Etienne, ATH, Clemson
  • Patrick Jones II, DL, Pittsburgh
  • Daviyon Nixon, DL, Iowa
  • Cade Hall, DL, San Jose State
  • Darius Stills, DL, West Virginia
  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
  • Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
  • Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
  • Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
  • Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
  • Talanoa Hufanga, S, USC
  • Brandon Joseph, S, Northwestern
  • Jose Borregales, K, Miami
  • Pressley Harvin III, P, Georgia Tech
  • Avery Williams, RET, Boise State

Second Team

  • Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
  • Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame
  • Jaret Patterson, RB, Buffalo
  • Jonathan Adams Jr., WR, Arkansas State
  • Jaelon Darden, WR, North Texas
  • Hunter Long, TE, Boston College
  • Darian Kinnard, OT, Kentucky
  • Brady Christensen, OT, BYU
  • Aaron Banks, OG, Notre Dame
  • Ryan Neuzil, OG, Appalachian State
  • Josh Meyers, C, Ohio State
  • Javonte Williams, ATH, North Carolina
  • Tarron Jackson, DL, Coastal Carolina
  • Rashad Weaver, DL, Pittsburgh
  • Patrick Johnson, DL, Tulane
  • Haskell Garrett, DL, Ohio State
  • Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
  • Mike Rose, LB, Iowa State
  • Joseph Ossai, LB, Texas
  • Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
  • Shemar Jean-Charles, CB, Appalachian State
  • Tykee Smith, S, West Virginia
  • Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU
  • Will Reichard, K, Alabama
  • Lucas Dean, P, UTSA
  • Trestan Ebner, RET, Baylor

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.