A few talented and intelligent Irish players received multiple national awards that recognize their talents.
Here’s what each player was awarded for.
Manti Te’o- second-team All-American by Walter Camp, Rivals, Phil Steele, SI.com and AP and he is one the Capital One Academic All-America second team.
Michael Floyd- second-team All-American by Phil Steele and honorable mention by both SportsIllustrated.com and Pro Football Weekly
Tyler Eifert- first team All American team by Walter Camp Football Foundation , second-team choice by the Associated Press, third-team from Rivals and Phil Steele, and honorable mention status from Pro Football Weekly and SportsIllustrated.com
Obviously a well deserved lineup of awards for these players. Two out of the three will be returning next year and look to improve off of their great seasons. I wish nothing but the best for Floyd as he moves on to the NFL Draft.
Other notable awards-
Let’s hope these players develop even more from Brian Kelly and mature as players even more. I know this season is not over yet. But I am very excited for next year’s team!