Fields Named a Midseason All-American
Oct. 18, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU true freshman defensive end Devonte Fields has been tabbed by SI.com as a second-team Midseason All-American.
Fields, who tops the Big 12 in tackles for loss (11 1/2) and sacks (6 1/2), is the lone freshman on either the first or second team.
Fields' average of 1.9 tackles for loss per game is on pace to break the NCAA freshman record of 1.8 by Utah's Jason Kaufusi in 2000. Fields' 1.1 sacks each contest equals the NCAA freshman mark of 1.1 by Louisville's Dewayne White in 2000. White was a redshirt freshman that season. The best sacks per game average by a true freshman was 0.9 by Arizona State's Terrell Suggs in 2000.
The 6 1/2 sacks by Fields are just shy of TCU's freshman record of seven by Aaron Schobel in 1997. Fields leads all freshmen in the country and is tied for 10th nationally in both tackles for loss and sacks. He has also forced two fumbles this season, recovered one and had two pass breakups.
An Arlington, Texas, native, Fields is the lone Horned Frog to take part in a sack in all six games this season. His 28 tackles top the defensive front and are fourth on TCU.