Nevada WR McLane Mannix Named To Freshman All-American Team
Wolf Pack freshman wide receiver McLane Mannix was named to the FWAA Freshman All-American team.
Nevada Freshman Mannix Named To Freshman All-American Team.
Having one of the best seasons for a freshman in program history last season, Nevada Wolf Pack freshman wide receiver McLane Mannix was awarded for his performance by being selected to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-American team on Monday.
Mannix, a 5-foot-10, 178 lbs receiver from Midland, Texas is the first Wolf Pack player to be selected to the FWAA Freshman All-American team since Chance Krestcher was named to the team back in 2001. Mannix is only the second Wolf Pack player in program history to be named to the Freshman All-American team.
As a freshman, Mannix totaled 57 catches for 778 yards and scored six touchdowns in his debut season for the Wolf Pack. Among freshman wide receivers in the country, Mannix was tied for second in receptions, fifth in receiving yards and fourth in receiving touchdowns this season. Mannix tallied three 100-yard receiving games including a 150-yard receiving game in a loss to Colorado State and 109 yards in a victory over rival UNLV in the regular season finale.
Mannix, a former Vanderbilt commit who flipped to Nevada on Signing Day last year, was a key contributor in the Wolf Pack’s passing offense being second in the league in 2017 and will be looked at as a major figure in the Nevada offense in 2018.
“We could not be prouder of McLane”, Nevada head coach Jay Norvell said on Monday to the Reno Gazette Journal. “He was a huge part of our Air Raid offense this year and we look forward to seeing what he can do in 2018”
Mannix joins Boise State defensive end Curtis Weaver and San Diego State defensive back Tariq Thompson as one of three Mountain West players to be named to the FWAA Freshman All American team.
Mannix is also one of 20 true freshmen on the 30-man All-American team and he is the eighth Wolf Pack player in program history to make an All-American first or second team of any kind since the program moved to FBS in 1992.
For a complete list of the honorees, here is the list right here.