Notre Dame lands 2 players on AP All-America team
The Associated Press All-America team has been set, and two Notre Dame players made the cut.
Irish offensive lineman Joe Alt made the list, and will join Peter Skoronski from Northwestern as the first team tackles on the All-America team. Alt will also be joined by Notre Dame teammate Michael Mayer, who is the only tight end to make the first team. The selections were announced by the AP on Monday.
As a freshman in 2021, Alt was added to the Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year Watch List, and was named a Pro Football Focus Freshman All-American. The 6’7, 283 OL adds tremendous size to the Irish offensive line, and has been a key player for Notre Dame this season.
Mayer has been a bright spot for Notre Dame his past three seasons, and has managed tie or break almost every receiving record for a tight end in program history. In his three-year collegiate career, Mayer registered 180 passes for 2,099 yards and 18 touchdowns. Mayer announced last week that he would be leaving South Bend and entering the 2023 NFL Draft.
Notre Dame defensive lineman Isaiah Foskey also received an honor from the Associated Press, as he made second-team All-America.
Mayer and Foskey will not play against South Carolina in the Gator Bowl later this month. However, Alt is expected to participate.
Notre Dame and South Carolina will meet on Dec. 30. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET.