A trio of K-State football players received all-American honors released on Tuesday.
Wildcat senior safety Ty Zimmerman was named a second team all-American last week by USA Today, and added a third team selection from the Associated Press and received honorable mention from Sports Illustrated. The senior captain came away with 69 tackles in 10 games, including three for loss, and picked off three passes. He returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns to lead the Big 12.
Junior defensive end Ryan Mueller earned his first all-American distinction as he was a second team pick by CBS Sports.com and an honorable mention choice by Sports Illustrated. The Big 12 defensive lineman of the year led the league during the regular season with 18.5 tackles for loss and tied the Kansas State single-season record with 11.5 sacks.
Junior wide receiver and return man Tyler Lockett also was tabbed an honorable mention all-American by Sports Illustrated. The 2013 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year as he led the conference in all-purpose yards at 151.4 yard per game, over 22 yards per game better than the player in second place.
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