HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii slot receiver Greg Salas was selected to the Associated Press All-America Third Team for his standout senior season.
In addition, Salas was selected to Phil Steele's All-America second team and SI.com's All-America honorable mention. Salas is UH's first AP All-American since Davone Bess and Colt Brennan were third team All-Americans in 2007. Last season, he was an honorable mention SI.com All-American.
In addition, safety Mana Silva and running back Alex Green (All-Purpose) were named honorable mention All-Americans by SI.com.
Through 13 games this season, Salas has 106 receptions for 1,675 yards. He is on the verge of breaking single-season records in both categories and needs only three catches and 39 yards against Tulsa in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl to do so.
Last month, Salas broke the school's career receiving yards record previously held by Jason Rivers. In his four-year career, the Chino, Calif., native has 4,131 yards and has a streak of 40 consecutive games with a reception dating back to 2008.
Silva, a senior from Hilo, Hawaii, is tied for the national lead with eight interceptions. He also set the school's career record with 14 picks. Green, a senior from Portland, Ore., is the first UH running back to rush for 1,000 yards since 1992 and broke a 60-year old single-game school record with 327 yards against New Mexico State.
The Warriors (10-3) will face Tulsa in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Friday, Dec. 24 at Aloha Stadium.
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