Gophers' Williams named second-team AP All-American

BY foxsports • December 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS -- The awards keep coming for Minnesota's Maxx Williams.

On Tuesday, the Gophers' redshirt sophomore tight end was named to the All-America Second Team by the Associated Press. It's the second year in a row Minnesota has had an AP All-American, after defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman made the AP's All-America Third Team list last year.

Williams led the Gophers in catches (29), receiving yards (471) and touchdown receptions (7). Before Tuesday's award, Williams had already been named the Big Ten Tight End of the Year and was voted All-Big Ten First Team by both the coaches and media.

Williams became the first Gopher to earn All-America Second Team honors since Bud Grant back in 1949. The last Minnesota player on the AP's All-America First Team was tight end Matt Spaeth in 2006.

Minnesota finished the regular season with an 8-4 record and will face Missouri in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 in Orlando, Fla.

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