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Lloyd Garners AP All-America First-Team

Dec 13, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah Football linebacker Devin Lloyd earned his sixth postseason All-America honor today after being named to the Associated Press All-America first-team.

Lloyd has eight-career All-America honors after being named to the Sporting News and Phil Steele lists in 2020. This season, Lloyd has earned first-team recognition from Reese's Senior Bowl, CBS Sports, ESPN, Walter Camp, FWAA and AP.

The Chula Vista, Calif., native is Utah's ninth first-team AP All-American in program history, also marking the first AP All-American first-team linebacker for the Utes. Lloyd, a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection, was this year's Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year and the Pac-12 Championship Game MVP.

The three-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week has a team-high 106 tackles (22.0 TFL, 8.0 sacks) this season, adding four interceptions and six pass breakups. He ranks No. 2 in the FBS in total tackles for loss (22.0) and is tied for second in the Pac-12 in total tackles (106).

He has had at least 1.0 tackle for loss in 10 of Utah's 13 games this season and his 8.0 sacks leads all Pac-12 linebackers. The Reese's Senior Bowl invitee native has also had seven or more tackles in 10 of Utah's 13 games in 2021, including starting the season with three straight double-digit games.

Lloyd is tied for the lead among linebackers in the FBS in total interceptions (4) and is one of just two linebackers in the country that have scored multiple pick-sixes. One of his pick-sixes came against Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game, complimenting his seven tackles to earn MVP of the game.

He graded out at 93.3 by PFF in the Pac-12 Championship, the highest by any linebacker in a game this season.

Lloyd and the Utes return to action on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 when they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl. The game will kick off at 2 p.m. PT/3 p.m. MT and will air on ESPN.

Lloyd's 2021 Honors

  • Reese's Senior Bowl, CBS Sports, ESPN, Walter Camp, FWAA, AP All-America first-team
  • Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year
  • Pac-12 All-Conference First-Team
  • Pac-12 Championship Game MVP
  • Lott IMPACT Trophy and Butkus Award Finalist
  • Chuck Bednarik Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year Semifinalist
  • Reese's Senior Bowl Invitee
  • Midseason All-America: The Athletic, ESPN, CBS Sports, AP, Sporting News
  • Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week (Oct. 18)
  • Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week (Oct. 12, Nov. 9)
  • Reese's Senior Bowl Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 27)
  • Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 7, Oct. 18, Nov. 8)
  • Preseason All-America: The Athletic, Athlon Sports, Walter Camp, Phil Steele