Williams, Tapp Earn AP All-America Honors
Williams named first-team, Tapp second-team
December 13, 2005

BLACKSBURG - The fourth of the five major All-America squads was released Tuesday afternoon and Virginia Tech's Jimmy Williams was named to the first team by the Associated Press, while Darryl Tapp was named to the second team.

It marks the fourth first-team All-America squad for the senior as he was also named to the AFCA, FWAA and Walter Camp first teams. Williams is already a consensus first-team All-American, becoming just the fifth in the Hokies' football history. If he makes the final squad - The Sporting News - as a first-teamer, he will become just the fourth unanimous All-American in Tech history, joining Jim Pyne, Corey Moore and Jake Grove.

Williams, from Hampton, Va., was a finalist for both the Bronko Nagurski and Jim Thorpe Awards. Williams has 44 tackles and an interception.

For Tapp, it's his second All-America squad. The senior made the AFCA's first team and now makes the AP's second team. The Dudley Winner and Lott finalist has a career-high 10.0 sacks and 34 quarterback hurries.