Aaron Lynch was named to the Football Writers Association of America freshman All-American team Monday.
Lynch started six games at defensive end for Notre Dame, tallying 33 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 14 quarterback hurries and a forced fumble.
The roster includes both true freshmen and redshirt freshmen. Lynch was one of 14 true freshmen honored.
Irish opponents Marqise Lee (USC), Dion Bailey (USC), Timmy Jernigan (Florida State), Marcus Rush (Michigan State) and Merrill Noel (Wake Forest) were honored as well.
West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen claimed first-year coaching honors.