Joe Dahl has been named a second team All-American by USA Today. Dahl has started 33 games for WSU but only played eight games this year due to injury.

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Washington State’s senior offensive tackle Joe Dahl has been named a second team All-American by USA Today, WSU Athletics announced Tuesday afternoon. Dahl was also selected to the All-Pac-12 first team last week.

Dahl, a Spokane native, is the first WSU offensive lineman to earn All-America honors since Derrick Roche was named a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association in 2002.

Dahl started eight games for WSU this year before he was sidelined with some sort of foot injury – he appeared in Senior Night festivities while wearing a walking boot.

He has started 33 games for WSU, and really distinguished himself in 2014, when he gave up only one sack all year.

Dahl also accepted an invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Tuesday. He was also invited to the East-West Shrine game, but has decided to go to the Senior Bowl instead. The Senior Bowl is widely recognized as the most high profile of all the exhibition games where NFL personnel get a good glimpse at draft prospects who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility. It will be played on Jan. 30, 2016 ¬†at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

More links:

— CougCenter had a very comprehensive overview of where WSU stands in the recruiting of its 2016 class.

— ESPN.com ranked the Sun Bowl as the 15th-best bowl to watch this bowl season.

— Sports Business Journal had this list of some of the goodies the players will get from the Sun Bowl. This includes: a gift suite, Timely Watch Co. Silvertone watch, Majestic Pro Base fleece pullover, Ogio Politan backpack, cap and a commemorative coin.