Thomas Weber and Robert James Earn Mid-Season All-American Honors

Oct. 12, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State's redshirt freshman kicker Thomas Weber and senior linebacker Robert James have been named to Phil Steele's 2007 Mid-season All-American Team. 2007 is the first year that Steele has named Mid-Season All-Americans.

Weber (Downey, Calif.), who earned Third Team honors, has set a school record for consecutive made field goals, connecting on all 11 he has attempted this season. He made the game-winner last week at Washington State. Weber has been named the Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week for the past two weeks.

James (Phoenix, Ariz.) was named a Fourth Team honoree. He leads the Pac-10 in solo and total tackles and has recorded three interceptions and eight pass break-ups. He was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week following ASU's season opening win over San Jose State.

In addition to the All-American honors, nine Sun Devils were named to Steele's All-Pac-10 Team. Weber and James were named to the First Team to go along with their All-American selections. Running back Ryan Torain, center Mike Pollak, offensive guard Paul Fanaika, offensive tackle Brandon Rodd, defensive lineman Dexter Davis and Kyle Williams, as a punt returner, were named to the All-Pac-10 Second Team. Wide receiver Michael Jones was named to the Third Team.

Phil Steele's College Football Preview is one of the nation's most informative preseason football magazines and has always provided a preseason All-American team as well as preseason All-Conference teams.