DALLAS - University of Oregon running back Kenjon Barner has been named to the 69th Football Writers Association of America All-America Team.
The second-longest continuously-published All-America team in major college football included three players from the Pac-12 Conference – including running back Jonathan Franklin of UCLA and USC wide receiver Marqise Lee – with Barner one of 10 Oregon players to ever be selected to the elite contingent.
Oregon’s fifth consensus All-American in school history has run for 1,624 yards and scored 22 touchdowns this season to rank fifth in the country in rushing (135.3 avg.) and tied for sixth in scoring (11.0 ppg). The Riverside, Calif., senior also is tied for fourth nationally in TDs scored while ascending to second on the Ducks’ all-time single-season scoring list (132 points) and fourth on the one-year rushing ledger. Barner eclipsed the 100-yard rushing plateau in seven of 12 appearances this season and ran for 195 yards or more four times, including a career-high 321 yards (and five touchdowns) at USC.
-- goducks.com --