TAMPA - North Carolina punter Tom Sheldon has been selected to the 16th annual Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team, presented by Sound Mind Sound Body camps. A native of Echuca, Victoria, Australia, Sheldon punted 50 times for an average of 42.7 yards and had a long of 63.
Sheldon played a major role in helping the Tar Heels finish first in the country in punt return defense. Just nine of Sheldon's 50 punts were returned for a net total of two yards and no opponent had a return longer than three yards.
Sheldon joined the Tar Heels last summer after head coach Larry Fedora recruited him from Prokick Australia, which has placed several punters at U.S. colleges.
The complete FWAA team can be found here.