Texas A&M’s Mann, Sternberger garner Walter Camp All-America honors

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ATLANTA – Texas A&M standouts Braden Mann and Jace Sternberger were named to the 129th Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American First Team, it was announced Thursday.

The honor marks the first time Texas A&M has had multiple honorees since 2013 when Mike Evans and Jake Matthews earned offensive team accolades.

Mann currently leads the FBS with a 51.15 punting average and is nearly a yard ahead of LSU’s Chad Kessler’s NCAA and SEC record mark of 50.28 set in 1997. Mann has already set two NCAA records as he broke the single-game gross punt average mark at 60.8 on five boots at No. 1 Alabama and has unleashed 14 60-yard punts, shattering Wake Forest’s Ryan Plackemeier’s record set in 2005.

Sternberger leads the country in receiving yards (804) and touchdowns (10) by a tight end, and is the Aggies’ leading receiver. The Kingfisher, Okla., native set the Texas A&M school record for most touchdowns by a tight end in a single season and currently ranks tied for sixth all-time on the Aggies’ single-season list.

The Walter Camp All-America teams are selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and certified by Marcum LLP, a New Haven-based accounting firm.

Texas A&M returns to action December 31 at 6:30 p.m. as the Aggies take on North Carolina State at the Taxslayer Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. Tickets for the game can be purchased online at www.12thMan.com/bowltickets.