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Kentucky senior linebacker Josh Allen has been named a consensus All-American, the NCAA announced on Thursday.
To be selected a player must be named first team on at least two of the five All-American teams on the consensus chart. Allen was one of eight players who were unanimous choices at specific positions.
Allen was named first team All-American by American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of American, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation.
The Montclair, N.J. native is the first UK player to be named a consensus All-American since Derek Abney in 2002 and the first UK player to be a unanimous choice since Art Still in 1977.
A summary of his growing list of accolades are:
- 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
- Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club SEC Lineman of the Year
- SEC Defensive Player of the Year (AP, Coaches, Athlon, ESPN)
- First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, Athlon, ESPN)
- Consensus First-Team All-American
Kentucky’s Consensus All-Americans:
1950 Bob Gain, T
Babe Parilli, QB
1951 Babe Parilli, QB
1956 Lou Michaels, T
1957 Lou Michaels, T
1965 Sam Ball, T
1977 * Art Still, DE
1998 Tim Couch, QB
1999 James Whalen, TE
2002 Derek Abney, AP/KR
2018 * Josh Allen, LB
Beginning in 1924, unanimous selections are indicated by (*).