UT Junior defensive end Alex Okafor has been named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America team.
Okafor is the first Longhorn named to the team since the trio of Colt McCoy, Chris Hall and Earl Thomas back in 2009. Okafor had a team-high 7 sacks this season along with 17 quarterback pressures - also a team-high - two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Okafor has been as successful at UT off the field as on it. The Pflugerville HS graduate is a two-time academic all-district selection and a two-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll.