FWAA names Vince Young Player of the Year, Huff and Scott All-Americans
Vince Young was named the 2005 Cingular/ABC Sports Player of the Year, while Young, Michael Huff and Jonathan Scott were tabbed All-Americans.
ORLANDO -- Vince Young was named 2005 Cingular/ABC Sports Player of the Year, while Young, Michael Huff and Jonathan Scott were tabbed All-Americans by the Football Writers Association of America. The FWAA's 62nd All-America Team was announced on Saturday afternoon during a televised program on ABC Sports from Disney's MGM studios.
The Player of the Year Award was based on fan vote, and Young is the second straight Longhorn to earn the award, following Cedric Benson last season.
Huff and Scott picked up their third major All-America honors of the season, making them consensus All-Americans after also being named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation and American Football Coaches Association teams.
It marks the first time Texas has had two consensus All-Americans in the same season since 2000 when OT Leonard Davis and DT Casey Hampton did so. It is also the first time two Longhorns have been named to the FWAA team since OG Ben Adams and RB Ricky Williams in 1998. Derrick Johnson was the last player to earn unanimous All-America honors in 2004.
Earlier in the week in Orlando, Young won the Maxwell Award (nation's best player) and Davey O'Brien Award (nation's best quarterback), while Huff was named UT's first Thorpe Award (nation's top DB) winner.