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Borland named first team All-American

Published On: Dec 18 2013 08:42:40 PM CST

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Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Chris Borland was named first team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America Wednesday.

Borland is the first defensive player from Wisconsin on an All-America first team since Erasmus James in 2004.

Borland finished the regular season third in the Big Ten with over nine tackles a game.

He was named the Nagurski-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and is a consensus All-Big Ten first team selection.

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