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NFL: All-American Offensive Guard Goes to Jacksonville

COLUMBIA, S.C. — University of South Carolina All-American offensive guard A.J. Cann was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the third pick in the third round, the 67th pick overall, in the 2015 NFL Draft on Friday.

Cann, a 6-4, 311-pounder from Bamberg, S.C., was named first-team All-America by Sporting News, ESPN.com and CBSSportsline.com, was a second-team All-American by Walter Camp, Associated Press and Sports Illustrated, and was a third-team selection by College Sports Madness as a senior. 

He earned first team All-SEC honors by the coaches and ESPN.com and was a second-team pick by the AP. A four-year starter at left guard, Cann made 51 starts, the second-most in school history behind only T.J. Johnson (53). The two-year captain was a three-time member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Cann becomes the 101st player coached by Steve Spurrier to be selected in the NFL Draft, more than any other current head coach.

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