Kuechly Named To Walter Camp All-America Team
Dec. 9, 2010
Boston College sophomore linebacker Luke Kuechly has been named to the Walter Camp All-America first team. The announcement was made Thursday evening on the Home Depot College Football Awards show on ESPN.
This marks the second All-America first-team honor for Kuechly; he was named to the American Football Coaches Association's All-America first team earlier this month. Kuechly, who leads the nation in tackles (171) and solo stops (102), was also a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Butkus Award. He became the fastest Eagle ever to record 200 tackles, reaching the milestone in the 17th game of his career (avg. 12.3 tackles per game).
Kuechly and the other recipients will be honored at the Foundation's annual national awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven, Conn.
Walter Camp, the "Father of American football," first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp, a former Yale University athlete and football coach, is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to 11 men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting an annual All-America team.