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Three Huskies Make Midseason All America Teams

Washington Football has three defenders earn Midseason All-America honors

While Washington Football is currently ranked 15th, and in all likelihood out of the College Football Playoff. But that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve national recognition. Three players on the outstanding Husky defense have been named to midseason All-America teams, and they all have earned it.

Ben Burr-Kirven

Burr-Kirven has been the best player on the Husky defense this season by a longshot. And he’s finally earned his recognition as one of the country’s best linebackers. Burr-Kirven is raking in the accolades as fast as he’s tackling. BBK has 93 tackles through seven games and has gotten love all over the country. ESPN and the AP have both named him a first-team All-American, while Sports Illustrated has honored him on their second-team. Let’s hope national honors like this will help boost his draft stock come April. Maybe it will, considering the other linebackers who earned first-team honors, Kentucky’s Josh Allen and LSU’s Devin White

Byron Murphy

First-round NFL talent, all-world potential, Husky fans know Byron Murphy, and soon the rest of the country will too. Being named to Sports Illustrated’s second-team will probably help his case. Murphy’s 11 passes defensed, big hits and incredible ball skills have earned him the recognition he deserves. It’s also worth noting when watching Husky game film, Murphy is barely ever targeted, because when he is, things like this happen.

 

Watch out for Murphy’s matchup this weekend with Colorado receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., who earned consensus first team honors.

Taylor Rapp

One of the best safeties in America, and another potential first round pick, Rapp is no stranger to national attention, especially after being named a freshman All-American in 2016. Rapp has been all over the stat sheet even though teams are afraid to throw his way. He’s the team leader in sacks with three, he has an interception, three fumble recoveries, and is fourth on the team in tackles. These numbers earned him a spot alongside Murphy on Sports Illustrated’s second-team.

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