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Skipper Named to AFCA All-America Team

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WACO, Texas – Arkansas senior offensive lineman Dan Skipper was named to the 2016 AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-America Team, the American Football Coaches Association announced Wednesday.

Skipper, who earned second-team status, is the 56th All-American in program history, including the fifth in four seasons under head coach Bret Bielema. The honor comes after Skipper was selected All-SEC first team by both the league’s coaches and the Associated Press last week.

One of three players to be named SEC Lineman of the Week twice this season, Skipper started all 12 regular season games at left tackle and helped pave the way for sophomore running back Rawleigh Williams III to capture the SEC regular season rushing title with 1,326 yards on the ground, while junior quarterback Austin Allen threw for 3,152 yards, including a league-best 2,291 in conference play.

Arkansas is one of nine FBS teams with a 1,300-yard rusher and 3,000-yard passer. All three of Skipper’s career offensive lineman of the week awards came over the last 16 weeks of SEC regular season action, while he also added an SEC Special Teams Player of the Week accolade to his collection this season.

Skipper enters Arkansas’ Belk Bowl appearance with 46 consecutive starts along the offensive line. Of those 46 starts, 25 have come at left tackle, 13 at right tackle and eight at left guard.

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