Auburn Players Receive More Freshman All-American Honors

Five players make the Sporting News' Freshman All-American squad.

Dec. 7, 2007

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn's stellar freshman class continued to receive more accolades Friday, as five members of the class were named to the Sporting News' Freshman All-American teams. Offensive tackle Lee Ziemba and punter Ryan Shoemaker were named to the first team, safety Zac Etheridge was named to the second team and kicker Wes Byrum and linebacker Craig Stevens received honorable mention recognition.

Ziemba, who has started all 12 games at right tackle for Auburn this season as a true freshman, has now been named a First Team Freshman All-American by the Sporting News,, and Shoemaker, a redshirt freshman who ranks second in the SEC and 16th in the nation in punting (43.2), also made's first team and's second team.

Etheridge, the team's third-leading tackler with 57 stops, has also been named to the Freshman All-American second team by and the third team by

Byrum, a three-time Lou Groza Star of the Week as a true freshman, had previously earned Second Team Freshman All-American honors by and was on's third team. It marked the first Freshman All-American honor for Stevens, who totaled 33 tackles in nine games as a redshirt freshman.



Ryan Shoemaker