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Jaylen Twyman makes Walter Camp All-America team

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The defensive tackle led Pitt with 10.5 sacks and 12 tackles for losses

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Pitt defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was the leading pass-rusher on a Panthers team that finished the regular season ranked second in the nation in sacks, and as a result of his outstanding performance, he was placed on the Walter Camp All-America second team on Thursday night.

Twyman ascended to a starting role on the Pitt defensive line this season following a season-ending injury to Keyshon Camp on Aug. 31, and he made the most of the opportunity. Over 12 games this season, Twyman amassed a total of 38 tackles, including 12 tackles for losses and 10. 5 sacks. He led the team in the latter two categories and ranked among the top 15 players in the nation in sacks.

Since the conclusion of the regular season, the Washington, D.C., native has earned first-team All-ACC honors from both the conference and the Associated Press. In addition, Twyman earned second-team All-American honors from the Athletic. The Walter Camp All-America teams, which consist of 51 players representing 32 schools and eight conferences, were voted on by the head coaches and sports information directors of all 130 FBS programs.

While Twyman is now well into the process of gathering accolades for his breakout season, he still has one game left to play with the Panthers in 2019, as Pitt is slated to face Eastern Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl. At the Detroit bowl game, Twyman and the Panthers will look to win their first postseason matchup since 2013.