Wednesday, December 18, 2013
BC's Williams unanimous All-American
By Jack McCluskey
A record-setting senior season has netted Boston College back Andre Williams many honors. The burly runner won the Doak Walker Award, finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting and collected five first-team All-America spots.
The latest All-America honors, awarded by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and Football Writers’ Association of America (FWAA) on Wednesday, mean that Williams is the Eagles’ 12th unanimous All-America selection. Williams had already garnered first-team All-America selections in voting by the AP, Walter Camp Football Foundation and The Sporting News.
Luke Kuechly was the last Eagles player to be receive unanimous All-America honors, doing so in 2010 and 2011.
BC place-kicker/punter Nate Freese also received FWAA second-team All-America status on Wednesday. One of only three place-kickers without a missed field goal in 2013, Freese became BC’s all-time leader in made field goals (68) and points (317) in 2013.
Williams led the country in carries (329), yards (2,102), yards per game (175.2), 200-yard games (five) and 250-yard games (four).
Williams and Freese were also included on ESPN.com’s 2013 All-America first team.
Also on that ESPN.com team? Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey, who the Eagles will face in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl in Shreveport, La., on Dec. 31.
Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.