Tigers’ RB Hen­der­son is Walter Camp All-Amer­i­can

The Commercial Appeal - - Sports - Evan Barnes Mem­phis Com­mer­cial Ap­peal USA TO­DAY NET­WORK - TEN­NESSEE

The post­sea­son hon­ors have be­gun to roll in for Tigers junior Dar­rell Hen­der­son, who pro­duced the best al­laround sea­son in Mem­phis foot­ball his­tory.

Af­ter miss­ing out on win­ning the Doak Walker Award given to the na­tion's top run­ning back, Hen­der­son was named a first team All-Amer­i­can by the Walter Camp Foot­ball Foun­da­tion on Thurs­day.

The junior rushed for 1,909 yards and a na­tion-lead­ing 22 touch­downs in 13 games this sea­son. Hen­der­son also led the na­tion in all-pur­pose yards (2,328), to­tal touch­downs (25) and av­er­aged 8.9 yards per carry, the most among FBS play­ers with a min­i­mum of 125 car­ries.

Hen­der­son is the third Mem­phis player to be named a first team Walter Camp All-Amer­i­can, be­hind DeAn­gelo Wil­liams and Tony Pollard.

He also was named a first team Al­lAmer­i­can at run­ning back by Sports Il­lus­trated and The Ath­letic. Sports Il­lus­trated also named him a sec­ondteam all pur­pose se­lec­tion.

Ear­lier this month, Hen­der­son be­came the eighth player named a unan­i­mous All-AAC first team se­lec­tion.

The Walter Camp All-Amer­i­can honor is one of five rec­og­nized by the NCAA for con­sen­sus All-Amer­i­can sta­tus. The other four are the As­so­ci­ated Press, Foot­ball Writ­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica, Sport­ing News and the Amer­i­can Foot­ball Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion.

The As­so­ci­ated Press and Foot­ball Writ­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica will re­lease their teams on Mon­day. Sport­ing News will re­leased its team Tues­day, and the AFCA will re­lease its team Wed­nes­day.

COM­MER­CIAL AP­PEAL MARK WE­BER, THE

Mem­phis run­ning back Dar­rell Hen­der­son rushed for 1,909 yards and a na­tion-lead­ing 22 touch­downs in 13 games this sea­son.

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