NEW HAVEN, Conn. –
Baylor senior offensive lineman Cyril Richardson has been named
first-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the
organization announced Thursday
during The Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show.
selection marks the fourth time in the Big 12 era that the Bears have
had a player named to the nation's oldest college football All-America
squad. Terrance Williams was a first-team
selection last season and Robert Griffin III was a second-team honoree
in 2011, and when Daniel Sepulveda was named to the first team in 2006,
he became the first Bear honored since Santana Dotson in 1991.
Fort Worth, Texas, native, Richardson is the second offensive lineman in
program history named a Walter Camp All-American. Guard Bill Glass was
selected to the first team in 1956. With
his The Associated Press second-team All-America selection in 2012,
Richardson is the fifth in program history to twice be named an
All-American (Lawrence Elkins, Mike Singletary, Thomas Everett and
of three Outland Trophy finalists, Richardson helped Baylor to its
first-ever Big 12 championship and a school record 11 wins. He is the
leader for an offensive line that blocks for America's
top offense. The Bears lead the nation in scoring (53.3) and total
offense (624.5). Richardson has also registered a team-leading 83
knockdowns on the year.
his help the Baylor rushing attack leads the Big 12 with 265.2 yards
per game. Richardson has also aided in keeping quarterback Bryce Petty
protected in 2013. The Bears have surrendered
only 20 sacks on the year.
was recognized as an All-Big 12 first-team player by the Associated
Press and the league's coaches. The Big 12 Conference coaches also
honored him as the Big 12 Offensive Lineman
of the Year for a second straight season and he won the Jim Parker
Award from the Touchdown Club of Columbus as the nation's top offensive
Baylor (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) will next play in the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl vs. UCF (11-1, 8-0) in Glendale, Ariz., on Jan. 1.
The Bears will be appearing in a bowl game for a fourth straight
season for the first time in program history. The contest is slated for
a 7:30 p.m. CT kick from the University of Phoenix Stadium. For more
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