Dec. 10, 2011
Boston College junior linebacker Luke Kuechly was one of five repeat selections on the 68th Football Writers Association of America All-America Team, which was unveiled today.
This marks the second All-America honor for Kuechly this week; he was named to the Walter Camp All-America Team this past Thursday.
The FWAA All-America Team, the second longest continuously-published team, has been a staple of college football scene since 1944. The FWAA has only selected a first-team All-America squad in each season since 1950.
In addition to Kuechly, the repeat honorees included two receivers, Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon and Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles. Alabama defensive back Mark Barron was honored in 2010, and Kicker Quinn Sharp from Oklahoma State made the team last season as a punter.
Overall, eight of the 11 Division I Bowl Subdivision Conferences were represented on the team. The Big Ten had four players and the ACC two. Conference USA, the Mountain West, the Pac-12 and the WAC were each represented by one player.