December 13, 2006 - Marshall freshman Cody Slate has been named to the Freshman All-American first team by the Sporting News and collegefootballnews.com.
The true-freshman led all Conference USA tight ends with 43 catches for 684 yards and six touchdowns. Slate was named to the all-conference team last month.
CollegeFootballNews.com named Marshall defensive lineman Albert McClellan to the 2005 Freshman All-American team as an honorable mention.
West Virginia's redshirt freshman offensive lineman Greg Isdaner was named to the first team. Mountaineers' defensive back Quinten Andrews was named to the All-Freshman third team.