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SDSU running back Rashaad Penny (Photo: Ernie Anderson/GoAztecs) SDSU running back Rashaad Penny (Photo: Ernie Anderson/GoAztecs)
 


Penny Named Consensus First-Team All-American

Rashaad Penny is the third Aztec to earn consensus All-America honors.
By GoAztecs
 

San Diego State University senior running back Rashaad Penny was named a 2017 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) consensus All-American by the NCAA. Penny is the third Aztec to earn consensus All-America honors, joining Marshall Faulk 1992 and 1993, and Kyle Turley in 1997.

To be selected a consensus All-American, a player must be named to the first team of at least two of the five selected All-America teams: American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), The Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation (with second teams being used to break ties). Penny earned first-team All-America accolades from the AP, FWAA and The Sporting News, and second-team recognition from the Walter Camp Foundation.

Penny, who on Saturday finished fifth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy (most outstanding player in college football), has also been chosen as a first-team All-American by Sports Illustrated, USA Today, ESPN, CBS Sports, All-American and Bleacher Report, and a second-team pick by SB Nation and also CBS Sports as an all-purpose player.

Penny has rushed for a NCAA FBS-best 2,027 yards and 19 touchdowns on 275 carries, while adding 18 catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns, 15 kickoff returns for 459 yards and two touchdowns, and two punt returns for 70 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown.

Penny currently leads the FBS in rushing yards (2,027), rushing yards per game (168.9), all-purpose yards (2,698) and all-purpose yards per game (224.8), is second in total touchdowns (24), points (144) and points per game (12.0), and tied for third in rushing touchdowns (19). Penny has rushed for at least 100 yards in 10 of the team’s 12 games this year and eclipsed 200 yards five times.

Earlier this month, Penny became the first player in Mountain West history to win two player of the year awards when he was named the MW Offensive Player of the Year and the MW Special Teams Player of the Year. He is a two-time Walter Camp FBS National Offensive Player of the Week pick this year, five-time MW Offensive Player of the Week winner and a two-time MW Special Teams Player of the Week.

SDSU (10-2) will play Army West Point (9-3) in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23.

Tickets are on sale online at GoAztecs.com, in person (SDCCU Stadium Window E) and over the phone (619-283-7378).

Rashaad Penny Postseason Awards:

  • Fifth-place finish in Heisman Trophy voting
  • Walter Camp Player-of-the-Year finalist
  • Maxwell Award semifinalist (college player of the year)
  • Doak Walker Award semifinalist (nation’s premier running back)
  • FBS Consensus All-American (running back)
  • Associated Press First-Team All-American (running back)
  • FWAA First-Team All-American (running back)
  • The Sporting News First-Team All-American (running back)
  • ESPN First-Team All-American (running back)
  • Sports Illustrated First-Team All-American (running back)
  • USA Today First-Team All-American (running back)
  • CBS Sports First-Team All-American (running back)
  • All-American First-Team All-American (running back)
  • Bleacher Report First-Team All-American (running back)
  • Walter Camp Second-Team All-American (running back)
  • CBS Sports Second-Team All-American (all-purpose)
  • SB Nation Second-Team All-American (running back)
  • Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year
  • Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year
  • All-Mountain West First Team (running back)
  • All-Mountain West First Team (returner)
  • Pro Football Focus All-Mountain West First Team (running back)
  • Phil Steele All-Mountain West First Team (running back)
  • Phil Steele All-Mountain West First Team (kick returner)