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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Three Sooners earn FWAA All-America honors

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Kyler Murray and Ben Powers made the first time, while Marquise Brown earned a spot on the second team.

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It’s the time of year in which college football players earn All-American distinctions, and Monday afternoon saw Football Writers Association of America release their list of honorees. The FWAA team — along with the teams from WCFF, Sporting News, AP and AFCA — is one of the five that goes into determining the distinction of Consensus or Unanimous All-American.

Two Oklahoma Sooners — QB Kyler Murray and OG Ben Powers — made the first team, while WR Marquise Brown was included on the second team.

Murray was also named a First-Team All-American by the Associated Press earlier today and was a Second-Team All-American with the Walter Camp Football Foundation. With Murray and Powers (who was named a First-Team All-American by the WCFF) now having two First-Team distinctions under their belt, they each need to receive the same honor from one of the two remaining teams — Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association — to become Consensus All-Americans. Brown, who was named to the AP’s first team, will need to make both remaining teams to earn the same distinction.

In the modern era, Oklahoma has produced more Consensus All-Americans than any other school.

The Sporting News will announce its team Tuesday morning, with the AFCA rounding it all out on Wednesday.