CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- The Football Writers Association of America has released its 2018 All-America Team -- and for the first time ever, it includes a cornerback from UVA.
Virginia cornerback Bryce Hall was named a second-team All-American by the FWAA on Monday. He's the 13th UVA player all-time to earn FWAA All-America honors, and the first to earn the distinction at cornerback. Former UVA defensive backs Anthony Poindexter (first team, 1998) and Quin Blanding (second team, 2017) both made the team as safeties.
Hall leads the country with 20 pass breakups, and his 22 passes defended ranks second in the nation. He also finished the regular season with 59 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. He was an All-ACC first team selection last month.
Last week, Hall became the first UVA cornerback to earn All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation when he made that organization's second team. Ronde Barber and Chase Minnifield are the other UVA corners to earn All-America honors. Minnifield was honored by CBS Sports (second team) and Yahoo Sports (third team) in 2011, while Barber was honored by several outlets following the 1994-96 seasons.