GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida football offensive lineman Austin Barber was placed on the College Football News (CFN) Midseason Freshman All-America First Team.
Barber has played in all seven games this season with five consecutive starts coming at right-tackle. The Jacksonville native is part of a line that has only allowed five sacks, which is ranked T-7th in the nation. He is ranked 16th among all offensive tackles by Pro Football Focus (PFF) with a grade of 80.5 as he run blocking grade is 82.1, which is seventh best among tackles.
Florida’s offensive line also is tied second in the country in tackles for loss allowed per game with 3.14. The Gators’ line has also helped paved the way as the program is second in the FBS with 6.36 yards per carry.