Nix named to Freshman All-American Team

KentWired Staff

Kent State defensive tackle Roosevelt Nix was named to the 28-player Freshman All-American Team Monday by The Football Writers Association of America Tuesday.

Nix, the Mid-American Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, was also honored by CollegeFootballNews, Sporting News, and Phil Steele.

Nix joined NFL Hall of Famer Jack Lambert as the only two athletes to be named MAC Defensive Player of the Year in Kent State history.

Nix recorded 20 tackles for loss and 10 sacks in his freshman season, which was the best in the MAC.