Tennessee freshman Eric Berry was one of two safeties named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-American team.
Berry is the fourth freshman Vol honored in the seven-year history of the team, joining former UT receiver Kelley Washington (2001), kicker James Wilhoit (2003) and cornerback Roshaun Fellows (2003).
Two other SEC players were named to the 28-member team; Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain and Georgia tailback Knowshon Moreno.
Berry was named first-team on 11 of the 12 ballots cast by the FWAA panel, which consists of a select journalist from each of the Division I-A conferences and another representing the nation's independents.
A record 104 players were nominated.
Berry had three tackles and a forced fumble in the Vols' 21-17 victory over Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl.
A second-team All-SEC selection, Berry led UT with five interceptions, which he returned for 222 yards. Berry also had two fumble recoveries returned for 55 yards and was fourth on the team with 86 tackles.