Dec. 8, 2011
Boston College junior linebacker Luke Kuechly has earned 2011 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America first-team honors, according to an announcement made by the organization on Thursday night.
Kuechly, a 6-foot-3, 237-pound junior, also earned first-team honors as a sophomore last fall. He is the lone repeat first-team honoree on defense and is one of just five players to capture Walter Camp All-America honors in each of the last two seasons, joining Oregon running back LaMichael James, Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles and Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.
Kuechly is one of nine players in school history to earn Walter Camp All-America honors, joining defensive end Gene Goodreault (1940), quarterback Doug Flutie (1984), defensive back Tony Thurman (1984), defensive lineman Mike Ruth (1985), tight end Pete Mitchell (1994), running back William Green (2001), defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka (2005) and defensive back Jamie Silva (2007).
Kuechly is Boston College's lone two-time Walter Camp recipient.
He led the nation with 191 tackles in 2011. He has a school- and Atlantic Coast Conference-record 532 career tackles.
Kuechly has had 10 or more tackles in 33 of his 37 career games. His 191 tackles this season and 183 last year are the top two single-season totals in ACC history.