Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Woods, Kalil named 1st-team All-Americans
By Pedro Moura
USC receiver Robert Woods and left tackle Matt Kalil were voted Associated Press 1st-team All-Americans, it was announced Wednesday.
Woods was voted of the nation's top two receivers alongside Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon. Kalil joined Alabama's Barrett Jones as a top tackle.
Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley was voted a 3rd-team All-American, behind Baylor's Robert Griffin III and Stanford's Andrew Luck.
Woods, a sophomore, set a new school and Pac-12 conference record in 2011 with 111 catches for 1292 yards and 15 touchdowns. He started the year on a torrid streak that had him on a pace to challenge all-time national records. Kalil, a redshirt junior, didn't allow a sack throughout the season and led a USC offensive line that broke in three new starters.
Barkley, a junior, challenged for season-ending performance awards after finishing the season with impressive performances against Oregon and UCLA. His final 2011 numbers included 39 touchdowns, seven interceptions and 3,528 yards.
Both Kalil and Barkley are facing decisions whether or not to declare for next April's NFL draft.