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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dorance Armstrong receives preseason All-American honors

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) celebrates after a tackle for a loss during the second quarter on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn.

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) celebrates after a tackle for a loss during the second quarter on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn.

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Kansas junior defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. was named a preseason third-team All-American by Athlon Sports, the magazine announced Tuesday.

In the magazine’s college football preview, six KU players were honored on its four preseason all-Big 12 teams.

Armstrong, who had 10 sacks and 20 tackles for loss last year, was a first-team all-Big 12 selection. He was a unanimous first-team all-Big 12 pick by the league's coaches last year.

Junior defensive tackle Daniel Wise was picked to the second team, while sophomore offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji and junior receiver Steven Sims Jr. were chosen for the third team. Redshirt junior linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. and sophomore safety Mike Lee were tabbed for the fourth team.

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas led the conference with 15 all-Big 12 recipients apiece.

Comments

Dirk Medema 1 month, 1 week ago

Huge improvement from just a few years ago. Wasn't there one year when we had no one on any team?

Len Shaffer 1 month ago

With the combination of Armstrong's talent and KU's new strength coach, I see Armstrong being FIRST-TEAM All-American by the end of the year.

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