Oregon defensive stars Kayvon Thibodeaux, Noah Sewell earn All-American honors

Ashley Young
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Kayvon Thibodeaux, Noah Sewell earn All-American honors originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

In the last three Oregon Football games, Kayvon Thibodeaux has taken over.

The 6’5”, 250-pound sophomore defensive end followed up a stellar freshman campaign right where he left off finishing the Pac-12 season with 32 tackles (19 solo), three sacks and three passes deflected. 

In the last three games, Thibodeaux has recorded a sack in each game and totaled 4.5 tackles for loss.

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Behind Thibodeaux, Noah Sewell was equally as dominant in his Oregon debut.

The 6’3”, 250-pound five-star true freshman linebacker earned the starting role in the Ducks defense and since then, has played in every game and filled the stat sheets.

Against Oregon State, Sewell turned in a 10-tackle performance (two tackles for loss). He also recovered a fumble against the UCLA Bruins as well as recorded sacks against UCLA and Washington State.

After stellar individual performances this season, the two have earned All-American honors from different outlets.

Thibodeaux has been named to the Football Writer’s Association of America All-America Second Team.

Sewell has been named to the 247Sports True-Freshman All-American Team.

Since 2016, an Oregon Duck has been featured on this team: linebacker Troy Dye, defensive tackle Jordan Scott, offensive lineman Penei Sewell, defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux and now Sewell.

The next time these two and the Ducks take the field will be against No. 10 Iowa State in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, January 2 in Glendale, Arizona.