Kentucky senior linebacker Josh Allen has been named first-team All-America as announced Monday night by the Football Writers Association of America. Allen is UK’s first FWAA All-American since wide receiver/kick returner Derek Abney in 2002. Allen’s honors add to a growing list of accolades for the senior from Montclair, N.J.
Bronko Nagurski Award, National Defensive Player of the Year
Chuck Bednarik Award, National Defensive Player of the Year
Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy, National Defensive Player of the Year
First-Team All-America by Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sports Illustrated, TheAthletic.com, ESPN, Associated Press, College Football News, Football Writers Association of America
SEC Defensive Player of the Year by AP, Coaches
First-Team All-SEC by AP, Coaches
* Allen, fellow Senior (Offensive Guard) Jervontius “Bunchy” Stallings and Junior (Running Back) Benny Snell Jr. were named by The Associated Press, ESPN.com and CollegeFootballNews.com as college football All-Americans. Allen is first-team All-America by all three organizations. Snell is a second-team All-American by College Football News and third-team from AP. Stallings is first-team All-America by the AP and honorable mention by College Football News.