Adams and Carr Named All-Americans

    Dec. 12, 2013

    By Jason Clay
    jaclay@csufresno.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Davante Adams, the nation's top passer and receiver, both received All-America honors on Thursday.

    Adams was selected to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America second-team and to the Athlon Sports third-team while Carr was a third-team selection of Athlon Sports.

    Carr and Adams were the only Mountain West players selected to the 2013 Athlon Sports All-America teams.

    This is the second-year in a row the sophomore Adams has been selected as an All-American, but his first time by the prestigious Walter Camp Football Foundation. In 2012 as a freshman, Adams was a fourth-team All-America selection by Phil Steele and a honorable mention selection by Sports Illustrated.

    Adams follows up former Bulldog safety Phillip Thomas as the most recent Bulldogs to be named a Walter Camp All-American. Thomas was a first-team selection last year, but before that guard Logan Mankins in 2004 was the last Bulldog to be selected an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

    Adams was joined on the Walter Camp second team by fellow Mountain West players, running back Kapri Bibbs of Colorado State and defensive end Demarcus Lawrence of Boise State.

    A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Adams has led the nation this season in receptions (122), receptions per game (10.2), touchdown catches (23) and number of games with 10-plus catches (six). His 23 TDs are eight more than any other FBS player and are as many or more than 87 of the 123 FBS teams.

     

     

    For Carr, this is also his second-straight season receiving All-America accolades. He was a Sports Illustrated honorable mention All-American in 2012.

    Carr leads the nation in total offense (4,983), total passing yards (4,866), passing yards per game (405.5), passing TDs (48), completions per game (35.33), touchdown responsibility (50), total point responsibility (302) and point responsibility per game (25.2).

    He needs 134 yards passing and two TD passes to become the fourth quarterback in FBS history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season and have 50 or more touchdown passes.

    The duo of Carr and Adams has helped Fresno State as a team lead the FBS in passing, rank third in total offense and fifth in scoring.

    No. 21/20 Fresno State is set to face USC on Dec. 21 in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl in a game being televised nationally on ABC (12:30 p.m. PT).

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