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Rebel trio awarded All-American honor

ATLANTA–Juniors Robert Nkemdiche, Laquon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil have been selected as members of the 126th Walter Camp All-America team, the nation’s oldest college football All-America squad. All three Rebels were named second team All-America at the Home Depot College Football Awards Thursday evening.

One year after Senquez Golson was tabbed the Rebels’ first Walter Camp All-American since 2008, Ole Miss landed three to this year’s team, tied for the second-most nationally by one school.

Alabama led the way with five All-Americans, while Ole Miss joined Clemson, Michigan State, Ohio State and Stanford with a trio on the list.

While it’s his first All-America distinction from the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Nkemdiche is named an All-American for the second straight year. The junior defensive lineman earned the honor from multiple media outlets as a sophomore and collected freshman All-American accolades in 2013, his first season as a Rebel. With 29 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks,

Nkemdiche has also been named second team All-SEC and a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, given to the most versatile player in college football, this season.