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Sporting News names Amba Etta-Tawo second-team All-American

I mean, I guess second-team is okay.

NCAA Football: Colgate at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

You already know about how well Syracuse Orange wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo did this year. With the season over, though, now we get to hear from non-SU fans about it.

The most recent folks to heap some praise on the record-setting fifth-year senior? The Sporting News.

While they failed to add him to the first-team (those spots went to Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook and East Carolina’s Zay Jones, respectively), he was one of two wide receivers on the outlet’s second-team.

Among Etta-Tawo’s other honors since the 2016 campaign wrapped up for Syracuse: ESPN first-team All-ACC, CFBRank’s 15th-best player in the country and the ACC also named his first-team all-conference. Had SB Nation created an All-ACC second-team, Etta-Tawo had enough votes to make that list.


We’ll see what happens when the AP All-America team rolls out very soon. They should make the correct decision and name him to the first team. But will they? Even if they don’t, he’s already made his mark at SU.