WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest redshirt freshman cornerback Merrill Noel has been named to the Sports Illustrated All-America team as an honorable mention selection. SI.com posted its All-America team on its web site earlier today.
Noel has earlier was named a first team Freshman All-America by Rivals.com and CBS Sports.com.
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.