‘Cuse star running back Sean Tucker was named a First Team All-American by the Football Writers of America Association on Friday, on the heels of him earning Walter Camp All-America status Thursday evening.
The FWAA and Walter Camp Foundation are two of the five prestigious All-America teams that make up the NCAA’s consensus All-America team. The other three will be released next week: AP (Monday), The Sporting News (Tuesday) and AFCA (Wednesday).
The Owings Mills, Maryland native was a First Team All-ACC selection earlier this month, garnering the most votes of any offensive player on the ballot. He was also a unanimous selection to the AP All-ACC team and has also earned All-America accolades from ESPN and The Athletic.
He capped an incredible second season at SU as the program’s new single-season rushing leader (1,496). He finished the regular season ranked fourth nationally in the category, while also sixth nationally in all-purpose yards per game (145.9), despite only collecting his yards via rushing and receiving. He finished the year with 14 total touchdowns, a program record nine 100-yard games and a program record seven consecutive 100-yard games. He also became the first player in program history to have 100+ yards rushing and receiving in the same game vs. UAlbany. A semifinalist for both the Maxwell and Doak Walker Awards, Tucker heads into 2022 as one of the nation’s premier players.
Tucker is the fourth Orange player in the last four years to earn All-America status and first on the offensive side of the ball. Andre Cisco (2018), Andre Szmyt (2018) and Sterling Hofrichter (2019) all were named All-Americans by at least two of the five consensus teams.
Tucker, who is still a freshman eligibility wise, returns for the 2022 season as the headliner for a program that can return 18-of-22 starters.