Andrews Named First Team All-America by SI.com

By: Kyle Neaves, WKU Athletic Media Relations
By: Kyle Neaves, WKU Athletic Media Relations

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – After being named the Sun Belt Conference’s Player of the Year and top offensive player, the postseason accolades for WKU’s Antonio Andrews continued to roll in this week as the major media outlets across the nation named their All-American Teams.

Today, Andrews was named a First Team All-American as an all-purpose player by SI.com as well as a Second Team all-purpose player by CBS Sports. With those honors, Andrews becomes the first player in SBC history to earn First Team All-America accolades from SI.com and is also the first player in SBC history to earn first or second team honors on multiple occasions from the outlet.

The nation’s leader in all-purpose yardage was a Second Team all-purpose player last season after becoming just the second player in NCAA history to tally more than 3,000 all-purpose yards in a single season. He is also the fifth player in the FBS era at WKU to earn distinction as an All-American.

Earlier this week, Andrews picked up Second Team All-America honors as an all-purpose player from Athlon Sports and SBC Offensive Player of the Year honors from SBNation.com.

With Andrews’ inclusion on the SI.com list for the second time, he and former WKU star and Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting running back Bobby Rainey make up three of the six all-time SBC representations on the SI.com First or Second Team All-American list. The other three were Troy punt returner Leodis McKelvin (2007), Middle Tennessee State kick returner Damon Nickson Jr. (2006) and North Texas running back Jamario Thomas (2004).

The 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl invitee was also a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award and Lee Roy Selmon Spirit award.


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