WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest redshirt freshman cornerback Merrill Noel has been named to his second Freshman All-America team. The Pahokee, Fla. native today was named a first team Freshman All-America by Rivals.com. Earlier, Noel was named to the CBS Sports.com Freshman All-America team.
Noel currently is tied for the national lead in passes defended with 20 including one interception and 19 pass breakups. Noel finished the regular season with 59 tackles including 48 solo stops.
Wake Forest will meet Mississippi State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 in Nashville, Tenn.