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DARREN McFADDEN NAMED TO AFCA ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

BY ANDRES FOCIL
DARREN McFADDEN NAMED TO AFCA ALL-AMERICAN TEAM
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas’ Darren McFadden officially became a two-time All-American Thursday as the junior tailback was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America team for the second-consecutive year.

McFadden is one of just four returning players from last year’s team. Offensive lineman Jake Long of Michigan, defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey of LSU and defensive back Dwight Lowery of San Jose State join McFadden as members from the 2006 team.

The Little Rock, Ark., native is averaging 143.8 yards per game on the ground and 181 all-purpose yards this season. During the season, McFadden set single-season records for Arkansas with 1,725 rushing yards and 2,172 all-purpose yards gained. Both marks eclipse records he set last season.

During his junior campaign, McFadden became the Razorbacks’ all-time leading rusher and all-purpose leader. He passed Ben Cowins on the UA rushing list and now has 4,485 yards during his Razorback career. Through his 37-game career, McFadden has gained 5,743 all-purpose yards which moves him ahead of Gary Anderson for the top spot on the school list.

McFadden is one of two running backs on the All-America team—Jonathan Stewart of Oregon is the other. The two backs are joined in the backfield by Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan.

2007 AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team

Offense

Pos.

Name

Ht.

Wt.

Cl.

School

Coach

Hometown (High School)

WR

Michael Crabtree

6-3

208

Fr.

Texas Tech

Mike Leach

Dallas, Texas (Carter)

WR

Jordy Nelson

6-3

217

Sr.

Kansas St.

Ron Prince

Riley, Kan. (Riley County)

TE

Martin Rucker

6-6

255

Sr.

Missouri

Gary Pinkel

St. Joseph, Mo. (Benton)

OL

Jake Long*

6-7

315

Sr.

Michigan

Lloyd Carr

Lapeer, Mich. (East)

OL

Kirk Barton

6-6

300

Sr.

Ohio St.

Jim Tressel

Massillon, Ohio (Massillon Perry)

C

Steve Justice

6-4

284

Sr.

Wake Forest

Jim Grobe

Port Orange, Fla. (New Smyrna Beach)

OL

Duke Robinson

6-5

352

Jr.

Oklahoma

Bob Stoops

Atlanta, Ga. (Washington)

OL

Ryan Clady

6-6

317

Jr.

Boise St.

Chris Petersen

Rialto, Calif. (Eisenhower)

QB

Matt Ryan

6-5

220

Sr.

Boston College

Jeff Jagodzinski

Exton, Pa. (William Penn Charter)

RB

Darren McFadden*

6-2

212

Jr.

Arkansas

Houston Nutt

Little Rock, Ark. (Pulaski Oak Grove)

RB

Jonathan Stewart

5-11

230

Jr.

Oregon

Mike Bellotti

Lacey, Wash. (Timberline)

Defense

Pos.

Name

Ht.

Wt.

Cl.

School

Coach

Hometown (High School)

DL

Glenn Dorsey*

6-2

299

Sr.

LSU

Les Miles

Gonzales, La. (East Ascension)

DL

Chris Long

6-4

280

Sr.

Virginia

Al Groh

Ivy, Va. (St. Anne’s-Bellfield)

DL

George Selvie

6-4

242

So.

South Florida

Jim Leavitt

Pensacola, Fla. (Pine Forest)

DL

Sedrick Ellis

6-2

305

Sr.

USC

Pete Carroll

Chino, Calif. (Chino)

LB

James Laurinaitis

6-3

240

Jr.

Ohio St.

Jim Tressel

Hamel, Minn. (Wayzata)

LB

Xavier Adibi

6-2

236

Sr.

Virginia Tech

Frank Beamer

Hampton, Va. (Phoebus)

LB

J Lemen

6-3

243

Sr.

Illinois

Ron Zook

Champaign, Ill. (Central)

DB

Dwight Lowery*

6-1

185

Sr.

San Jose St.

Dick Tomey

Santa Cruz, Calif. (Soquel)

DB

Aqib Talib

6-0

205

Jr.

Kansas

Mark Mangino

Richardson, Texas (Berkner)

DB

Brandon Flowers

5-10

200

Sr.

Virginia Tech

Frank Beamer

Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic)

DB

Mike Jenkins

6-0

197

Sr.

South Florida

Jim Leavitt

Bradenton, Fla. (Southeast)

Specialists

Pos.

Name

Ht.

Wt.

Cl.

School

Coach

Hometown (High School)

P

Chris Miller

6-2

205

Jr.

Ball St.

Brady Hoke

Libertyville, Ill. (Carmel)

PK

Taylor Mehlhaff

5-11

184

Sr,

Wisconsin

Brett Bielema

Aberdeen, S.D. (Central)

AP

DeSean Jackson

6-0

172

Jr.

California

Jeff Tedford

Long Beach, Calif. (Poly)

*-2006 All-American



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