Aaron Donald: A Unanimous All-American

Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sport

We all know that Pitt's Aaron Donald has been named to several All-American teams following this season. But on Wednesday it became official - Donald is a unanimous All-American and was named to all of the five major teams.

Wednesday, Donald was named as a first team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). Add that to his making the first teams of The Sporting News, the Associated Press, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Donald was a unanimous selection this season.

Donald is the first unanimous selection since Larry Fitzgerald in 2003 and the first defensive player since Hugh Green in 1980. It's a pretty prestigious group. Pitt has only 12 players that were unanimous selections in the past - Donald, Fitzgerald, Green (twice), Bill Fralic (twice), Mark May, Tony Dorsett, Mike Ditka, Joe Walton, Marshall Goldberg, Warren Heller, Joe Donchess, and Gilbert Welch.

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