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Dominique Alexander, Zack Sanchez named to FWAA Freshman All-America team

by Jason Kersey Modified: January 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm •  Published: January 6, 2014
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Oklahoma's Zack Sanchez, left, joins teammate Dominique Alexander as an FWAA Freshman All-American. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Zack Sanchez, left, joins teammate Dominique Alexander as an FWAA Freshman All-American. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

NORMAN — Oklahoma linebacker Dominique Alexander and cornerback Zack Sanchez were named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America team, which was released Monday.

The two Sooner defenders were the only two players from the Big 12 Conference on the team.

Alexander, from Tulsa, recorded 80 tackles as a true freshman in 2013. His role on the defense was enhanced after senior linebacker Corey Nelson’s season-ending injury in early October.

Sanchez, a redshirt freshman from Keller, Texas, made 46 tackles and intercepted two passes this season, including a pick of Alabama’s AJ McCarron in Oklahoma’s 45-31 Sugar Bowl upset victory.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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