Tulane’s Dorian Williams named Preseason AAC Defensive Player of the Year by CFN

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Dorian Williams
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NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University student-athletes Corey Dublin, Dorian Williams and Ryan Wright were each selected to the College Football News Preseason All-American Athletic Conference First Team this week.

Williams highlighted the list of honorees as he was named Preseason AAC Defensive Player of the Year by the publication.

Dublin received the honor after he paced an offensive line unit that helped Tulane end the season on top of the conference in rushing yards per game. He was a second team all-conference honoree following the 2020 season.

Williams led the American Athletic Conference with 98 total tackles, averaging 8.2 per game. He was also second in the nation in tackles for loss at 16.5. Following the 2020 season, Williams was named to the All-AAC Second Team.

Wright earned the recognition after he led the conference in punt average at 45.2 yards. He recorded 16 punts over 50 yards and 17 inside the 20 last season. The junior punter was named First Team All-AAC after the 2020 season.

The Green Wave will kickoff the 2021 regular season against Oklahoma on Sept. 4 in Yulman Stadium. The game time is set for 11 a.m. and will be aired on ABC.

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