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Alex Okafor: All-American

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.

Alex Okafor was named to the All-Big 12 freshman team by Sporting News in 2009. He has 103 tackles (49 solo), 9.5 sacks, 20 TFL, 36 pressures, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 38 games.

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.