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All-American | Adebo earns All-America status from FWAA

Posted December 11, 2018 by in

STANFORD, Calif. – Sophomore cornerback Paulson Adebo was named second-team All-America by the Football Writers Association of American (FWAA) on Monday.

Adebo is the youngest Cardinal defensive player to earn FWAA All-America recognition, and joins Christian McCaffrey as the only Stanford sophomores to make the list.

In his first year of action, the Mansfield, Texas, native leads the country with a school-record 23 passes defended (19 breakups and four interceptions). His 19 pass breakups also set a new school standard and ranks second in the nation.

Adebo ranks fifth out of 461 FBS cornerbacks with a plus-16.6 rating, according to Pro Football Focus. He is also ninth out of 461 FBS cornerbacks with a plus-18.2 overall rating, while quarterbacks have just a 56.9 NFL passer rating when targeting him this season.

Stanford (8-4, 6-3 Pac-12) will take on Pitt (7-6, 6-2 ACC) in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 in El Paso, Texas. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. PT and the game can be seen on CBS.

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