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Collin Oliver Named FWAA Freshman All-American

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A young star on one of the greatest defenses in Oklahoma State’s history, Collin Oliver is an All-American.

The Football Writers Association of America released its Freshman All-American Team on Monday, which included Oliver. Oliver had already made a few other freshman All-American teams to this point, but the FWAA’s is one of the more prestigious. Oliver is also a finalist for the FWAA’s Freshman of the Year award alongside Georgia tight end Brock Bowers and Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud.

A true freshman from Edmond Santa Fe High School, Oliver led the Cowboys in sacks this season with 11.5. That makes him only the second player to record double-digit sacks in a season with Emmanuel Ogbah in the Mike Gundy era. Behind Oliver’s efforts, Oklahoma State led the country in sacks during the 2021 season.

In five games between Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, Oliver recorded seven sacks, including two against Oklahoma and two in the Big 12 title game against Baylor. He finished his freshman season with 29 total tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, five quarterback hurries and a forced fumble.

A four-star recruit in the 2021 class, Oliver chose Oklahoma State over offers from Georgia, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Oregon, Tennessee, Iowa State and others.

Here is the FWAA’s full Freshman All-American Team:

Pos. Name, School Height Weight Hometown
QB • Seth Henigan, Memphis 6-3 200 Denton, Texas
QB CJ Stroud, Ohio State 6-3 218 Inland Empire, Calif.
RB • Braelon Allen, Wisconsin 6-2 238 Fond du Lac, Wis.
RB • TreVeyon Henderson, Ohio State 5-10 215 Hopewell, Va.
WR Corey Rucker, Arkansas State 6-0 203 Bentonia, Miss.
WR • Xavier Worthy, Texas 6-1 160 Fresno, Calif.
TE • Brock Bowers, Georgia 6-4 230 Napa, Calif.
OL • Joe Alt, Notre Dame 6-7 305 North Oaks, Minn.
OL • Campbell Barrington, BYU 6-6 285 Spokane, Wash.
OL • Connor Colby, Iowa 6-6 298 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
OL • Reuben Fatheree II, Texas A&M 6-8 320 Richmond, Texas
OL • Bryce Foster, Texas A&M 6-5 325 Katy, Texas
OL • Wyatt Milum, West Virginia 6-6 291 Kenova, W. Va.
DL • Collin Oliver, Oklahoma State 6-2 225 Oklahoma City, Okla.
DL • Maason Smith, LSU 6-6 292 Houma, La.
DL • Josaiah Stewart, Coastal Carolina 6-2 245 Everett, Mass.
DL Lukas Van Ness, Iowa 6-5 264 Barrington, Ill.
LB • Junior Colson, Michigan 6-2 225 Brentwood, Tenn.
LB • Eric Gentry, Arizona State 6-6 200 Philadelphia, Pa.
LB Cal Haladay, Michigan State 6-1 235 Elysburg, Pa.
LB • Dallas Turner, Alabama 6-4 245 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
DB • Calen Bullock, USC 6-3 180 Pasadena, Calif.
DB • Denzel Burke, Ohio State 6-1 192 Scottsdale, Ariz.
DB • Duce Chestnut, Syracuse 6-0 195 Camden, N.J.
DB • Jack Howell, Colorado State 5-11 195 Chandler, Ariz.
DB Donte Kent, Central Michigan 5-11 185 Harrisburg, Pa.
DB • Andrew Mukuba, Clemson 6-0 185 Austin, Texas
K • Cam Little, Arkansas 6-2 185 Moore, Okla.
P • Nick Haberer, Washington State 6-5 224 Queensland, Australia
KR Brian Battie, USF 5-8 165 Sarasota, Fla.
PR Jaylin Lane, Middle Tennessee 5-8 174 Clover, S.C.
AP Rasheen Ali, Marshall 6-0 201 Cleveland, Ohio

• Denotes true freshman

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