Wyoming Cowboys linebacker Chad Muma named to all-American team | national
LARAMIE – Playoff honors keep flowing for Chad Muma.
The Wyoming senior linebacker was named to the 2021 Walter Camp Pan Am Second Team during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show Thursday night.
Muma, who is second nationally in solo tackles (6.7 per game) and fourth overall (10.8 per game) this season, was the only Group of 5 linebacker honored.
Will Anderson of Alabama, Nakobe Dean of Georgia and Devin Lloyd of Utah were on the first team with Damone Clark of LSU and Leo Chenal of Wisconsin joining Muma on the second team.
Muma was also a finalist for the Butkus Award for Canada’s Most Outstanding Linebacker. Dean claimed the material on Sunday.
UW fans will have one more chance to watch Muma play with the brown and gold when the Cowboys take on Kent State in the famous Idaho Potato Bowl on December 21 in Boise, Idaho (1:30 p.m., ESPN).
Muma is second in the FBS in interceptions returned for touchdowns (two) and has recorded double digits in tackles in 10 of 12 regular season games with 129 tackles this season. He was UW’s only selection in the All-Mountain West First Team this season.
Athletic recently ranked Muma as the No.4 linebacker prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft. He will appear in the Senior Bowl on February 5 in Mobile, Ala.
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