Missouri defensive end Michael Sam named First Team All-American
Missouri Football senior defensive end Michael Sam has been honored by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) as a First Team All-American, completing a run of five First Team All-America honors to become just the second unanimous All-America selection in school history.
According to NCAA record books, Sam joins Mizzou all-time great Danny LaRose, who starred for the Tigers from 1958-60 and earned unanimous All-America recognition in 1960.
Fellow senior cornerback E.J. Gaines earned Second Team All-America from the FWAA after a standout final season in the Black & Gold. Gaines leads the Tigers with his four interceptions and ranks third on the team with 68 tackles.
A First Team All-SEC selection, Gaines' four pickoffs ranks tied for fourth in the league.