T.J. Watt (photo UW Badgers)

University of Wisconsin left tackle Ryan Ramczyk was named to the AP All-American football team today while Badgers’ outside linebacker T.J. Watt was named an AP second-team All-American.

Ramczyk started all 13 games at left tackle while Watt started all 13 games at outside linebacker. Both are redshirt juniors who could enter the 2017 National Football League draft.

UW’s last AP first-team pick was tailback Melvin Gordon, currently a starter on the San Diego Chargers, in 2014.

Ramczyk excelled as a pass protector and run blocker anchoring the left side of the Badgers’ offensive line this year. Watt is fourth on the team in tackles and leads the teams in tackles for loss. He had 10.5 sacks and 12 quarterback hurries.

The other two All-American teams recognized by the NCAA — the American Football Coaches Association and the Football Writers Association of America — have yet to be released.

The Badgers are headed to the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 2 to take on No. 12 Western Michigan