Stanford RB Bryce Love named first-team AP All-American

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Heisman Trophy runner-up and Doak Walker Award winner Bryce Love has been named first-team All-American by the Associated Press. The Stanford junior RB is joined by San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny on the first-team.

Love had an absolutely insane year for the Cardinal as the team went 9-4 and captured the Pac-12 North crown. Love, who was also named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, ran for 1,973 yards and 17 touchdowns this season.It is the fifth time in the last nine years that a Stanford player has been named the Pac-12’s Offensive Player of the Year. He also became the fifth Cardinal player to finish runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in the last eight years.

Love led all Power 5 running backs in rushing, averaging 164.4 yards/game. He’s rushed for 100 or more yards in 11 games this season and had 12 runs of 50 or more yards, an FBS record. Love also set a school-record with 301 rushing yards against Arizona State. Love only needs 47 yards to pass former Heisman Trophy finalist Christian McCaffrey’s school record.

Love was joined on the AP All-American list by junior S Justin Reid, who was named to the second-team, and senior DT Harrison Phillips, who was named to the third-team.

Stanford will play TCU in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN.

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