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Rutgers football defensive end Kemoko Turay named FWAA Freshman All-America

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The athletic freak was awarded the honor for his disruptive play on the RU defensive-line this year.

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The Football Writers Association of America announced Rutgers football defensive end Kemoko Turay as a member of the Freshman All-American team. He joins Kaleb Johnson (2011), Tom Savage (2009), Scott Vallone (2009), Anthony Davis (2007), and Courtney Greene (2005) as recent Knights to receive the honor.

Kemoko Turay stormed the conference by wreaking havoc on many opposing QBs, including two against Washington State's Connor Halliday in the season opener. He led the team in sacks (7.5) and was eighth in the B1G, and also tied for the national lead in blocked kicks, including this block that sealed the win over Michigan:

Turay was also named to the BTN.com and ESPN.com all-conference freshman teams, and was voted honorable mention All-B1G by the conference media.

With Darius Hamilton set to return for the 2015 season, Rutgers' defensive line looks to be a real strength with the continued maturation of Kemoko Turay.

The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,400 men and women who cover college football. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America team.