Oregon running back Kenjon Barner and Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer earned consensus All-America status by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and The Sporting News.
With 1,624 rushing yards entering the Fiesta Bowl, Barner is fourth on the UO single-season record list and would need 182 against Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl to set a school record. Barner ran for 198 yards in Oregon’s Civil War win over Oregon State on Nov. 24, giving him 3,480 yards in his career to pass Derek Loville for second behind LaMichael James on the Ducks’ career record list.
Poyer, a native of Astoria, is the first OSU player to earn a spot on the Walter Camp All-America team, the nation’s oldest college football All-America squad, since wide receiver Mike Hass in 2005.
Poyer is tied for No. 2 in the nation with seven interceptions this season and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (top cornerback) and the Bednarik Award (top defensive player).
A co-team captain, Poyer helped OSU tie for the best turnaround in college football this season with a six-game improvement from 2011 to 2012.
The 2012 Walter Camp Player of the Year and members of the All-America team will be honored at the organization’s national awards banquet on January 12 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven, Conn. In addition, the Foundation will also recognize former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne and NFL player/coach Herm Edwards.
— From wire reports