UPDATE: Vols DE Derek Barnett declares for NFL Draft
The postseason accolades keep on coming for Vols defensive end, Derek Barnett, he has been named to the 2016 Associated Press All-American first team.
UPDATE: First team All-American Defensive End, Derek Barnett will skip his final year of eligibility at Tennessee and enter the NFL Draft.
Barnett broke former Vols Defensive End and NFL Hall of Famer, Reggie White's Tennessee career sacks record (33) in their victory over Nebraska on December 30, 2016.
Bleacher Reports's Matt Miller says the Nashville native is his 16th overall prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Barnett isn't the only Vols player to enter the draft, running back, Alvin Kamara, wide receiver Josh Malone have declared as well.
PREVIOUS STORY: The postseason accolades keep on coming for Vols defensive end, Derek Barnett, he has been named to the 2016 Associated Press All-American first team.
This isn't the only All-American first team Derek Barnett has made, Sports Illustrated, USA Today Sports, and Pro Football Focus are some of the others. Barnett dominated in 2016, he had 50 total tackles, 35 solo, 18 tackles for loss, and 12 sacks for the Vols.
He is the first Volunteer to make the AP All-American first team since Safety Eric Berry in 2009.
Even though Barnett is a junior, he is projected to be a first round draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Check out the full Associated Press All-American team below:
Quarterback — Lamar Jackson, sophomore, 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Louisville
Running backs — D'Onta Foreman, junior, 6-2, 249, Texas; Dalvin Cook, junior, 5-11, 213, Florida State
Tackles — Cam Robinson, junior, 6-6, 310, Alabama; Ryan Ramczyk, junior, 6-6, 314, Wisconsin
Guards — Cody O'Connell, junior, 6-8, 354, Washington State; Dan Feeney, senior, 6-4, 305, Indiana.
Center — Pat Elflein, senior, 6-3, 300, Ohio State
Tight end — Evan Engram, senior, 6-3, 235, Mississippi
Wide receivers — Dede Westbrook, senior, 6-0, 176, Oklahoma; Corey Davis, senior, 6-3, 213, Western Michigan
All-purpose player — Curtis Samuel, junior, 5-11 197, Ohio State
Kicker — Zane Gonzalez, senior, 6-1, 195, Arizona State
Ends — Myles Garrett, junior, 6-5, 270, Texas A&M; Derek Barnett, junior, 6-3, 265, Tennessee
Tackles — Jonathan Allen, junior, 6-3, 290, Alabama; Ed Oliver, freshman, 6-2, 290, Houston
Linebackers — Reuben Foster, senior, 6-1, 228, Alabama; Zach Cunningham, junior, 6-2, 230, Vanderbilt; Jabrill Peppers, junior, 6-1, 205, Michigan
Cornerbacks — Jourdan Lewis, senior, 5-11, 186, Michigan; Adoree' Jackson, junior, 5-11, 185, Southern California
Safeties — Malik Hooker, sophomore, 6-2, 205, Ohio State; Minkah Fitzpatrick, sophomore, 6-1, 200, Alabama
Punter — Mitch Wishnowsky, sophomore, 6-2, 220, Utah
Quarterback — Deshaun Watson, junior, Clemson
Running backs — Donnel Pumphrey, senior, San Diego State; Christian McCaffrey, junior, Stanford
Tackles — Connor Williams, sophomore, Texas; Orlando Brown, sophomore, Oklahoma
Guards — Billy Price, junior, Ohio State; Will Hernandez, junior, UTEP
Center — Tyler Orlovsky, senior, West Virginia
Tight end — Jake Butt, senior, Michigan
Wide receivers — Zay Jones, senior, East Carolina; John Ross, junior, Washington
All-purpose player — Quadree Henderson, sophomore, Pitt
Kicker — Daniel Carlson, junior, Auburn
Ends — DeMarcus Walker, senior, Florida State; Harold Landry, junior, Boston College
Tackles — Carlos Watkins, senior, Clemson; Montravius Adams, senior, Auburn
Linebackers — Raekwon McMillan, junior, Ohio State; T.J. Watt, junior, Wisconsin; Tim Williams, senior, Alabama
Cornerbacks — Rasul Douglas, senior, West Virginia; Desmond King, senior, Iowa
Safeties — Budda Baker, junior, Washington; Jamal Adams, junior, LSU
Punter — Cameron Johnston, senior, Ohio State
Quarterback — Baker Mayfield, junior, Oklahoma
Running backs — Saquon Barkley, sophomore, Penn State; Aaron Jones, junior, UTEP
Tackles — Mike McGlinchey, senior, Notre Dame; Forrest Lamp, senior, Western Kentucky
Guards — Nico Siragusa, senior, San Diego State; Quenton Nelson, junior, Notre Dame
Center — Ethan Pocic, senior, LSU
Tight end — O.J. Howard, senior, Alabama
Wide receivers — Amba Etta-Tawo, senior, Syracuse; Austin Carr, senior, Northwestern
All-purpose player — Christian Kirk, sophomore, Texas A&M
Kicker — Gary Wunderlich, junior, Mississippi
Ends — Hunter Dimick, senior, Utah; Jordan Willis, senior, Kansas State
Tackles — Christian Wilkins, sophomore, Clemson; Solomon Thomas, junior, Stanford
Linebackers — Kendell Beckwith, senior, LSU; Jimmie Gilbert, senior, Colorado; Ben Boulware, senior, Clemson
Cornerbacks — Teez Tabor, junior, Florida; Cordrea Tankersley, senior, Clemson
Safeties — Nathan Gerry, senior, Nebraska; Weston Steelhammer, senior, Air Force
Punter — Michael Dickson, sophomore, Texas