Associated Press Names Four Hogs to All-America Team
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas’ Darren McFadden was named to the Associated Press first-team All-America while teammates Robert Felton, Felix Jones and Jonathan Luigs earned second-team All-America honors, it was announced on Tuesday.
Two-time AP All-America first-team honoree McFadden, already named the Doak Walker Award winner, the Walter Camp Player of the Year, the Sporting News Player of the Year, the SEC Coaches’ Offensive Player of the Year and an AFCA, Walter Camp and Rivals first-team All-American, rushed for 1,725 yards this season, an Arkansas single-season record. His 2,172 all-purpose yards in 2007 is also an Arkansas single-season record. He rushed for 100 yards or more in nine of 12 games this season.
Jones, a Doak Walker Award semifinalist, earned a position on the second team as an all-purpose back. The Tulsa, Okla., native led the SEC and ranked third in the nation in kickoff returns with a 31.3 yards-per-attempt average. He has also returned four kickoffs for touchdowns during his career, including two in 2007. This season, Jones turned in his second-consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season earning 1,117 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Center Luigs and offensive guard Felton anchor a University of Arkansas offensive line that has cleared the way for the SEC’s top rushing attack (296.8 yards per game) which ranks third in the nation. They cleared the way for two 1,000-yard rushers in Darren McFadden (1,725) and Felix Jones (1,117).
Luigs has already been honored with the Rimington Trophy, the SEC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy, as a Walter Camp, Sporting News and Rivals first-team All-American and as a Coaches’ and AP All-SEC first-team honoree.
Felton has already been named Rivals.com second-team All-American, Coaches’ first-team All-SEC, AP first-team All-SEC and Rivals.com first-team All-SEC.