TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Three Alabama football players are now unanimous All-Americans.
Alabama placed five players on the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FBS All-American team on Wednesday.
Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, linebacker Reuben Foster, left tackle Cam Robinson and defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick were first-team selections while punter JK Scott was named to the second team. The five selections are the most of any school this year. Alabama’s 68 selections all-time are the most in teh 72-year history of the AFCA All-America Team.
With the release of this list, Allen, Foster and Robinson have now earned unanimous All-America honors for 2016 with first-team selections by Walter Camp, The Sporting News, Associated Press, FWAA and AFCA.
Fitzpatrick was also on the AP’s first team and was a second-team selection by Walter Camp and the Sporting News. Scott earned second-team honors from Walter Camp.
Allen, the winner of the Bednarik Award, Nagurski Trophy and Hendricks Award, has a career-high 56 tackles this season, including 13 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. Allen also has 15 quarterback hurries, a blocked field goal attempt and 2 fumble recoveries, both of which were returned for touchdowns.
Foster, the Butkus Award winner, leads an Alabama defense ranked first nationally in total defense (247.8 ypg), rush defense (63.4 ypg) and scoring defense (11.8 ppg). Foster leads the Crimson Tide in tackles with 94, including 12 tackles for loss and 4 sacks. He also has recorded 8 quarterback hurries and 2 pass breakups.
The winner of the SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy and Outland Trophy, Robinson captains an Alabama offensive line that has provided protection for a balanced attack that leads the SEC in scoring (40.5 points per game) and is second in total offense (471.3 yards per game), rushing offense (245.0 yards per game) and yards per rushing attempt (5.7). He is the second Alabama player to win the Jacobs in the last two seasons, with center Ryan Kelly winning the award in 2015.
No. 1 Alabama (13-0) faces No. 4 Washington (12-1) in the Peach Bowl semifinal on Dec. 31. Kickoff from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on ESPN.