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Darren McFadden Named To AFCA All-American Team

By Arkansas Sports Information

This article was originally published November 29, 2007 at 4:34 p.m. Updated November 29, 2007 at 4:49 p.m.

— Arkansas' Darren McFadden officially became a two-time All-American Thursday as the junior tailback was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America team for the second-consecutive year.

McFadden is one of just four returning players from last year's team. Offensive lineman Jake Long of Michigan, defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey of LSU and defensive back Dwight Lowery of San Jose State join McFadden as members from the 2006 team.

The Little Rock, Ark., native is averaging 143.8 yards per game on the ground and 181 all-purpose yards this season. During the season, McFadden set single-season records for Arkansas with 1,725 rushing yards and 2,172 all-purpose yards gained. Both marks eclipse records he set last season.

During his junior campaign, McFadden became the Razorbacks' all-time leading rusher and all-purpose leader. He passed Ben Cowins on the UA rushing list and now has 4,485 yards during his Razorback career. Through his 37-game career, McFadden has gained 5,743 all-purpose yards which moves him ahead of Gary Anderson for the top spot on the school list.

McFadden is one of two running backs on the All-America team-Jonathan Stewart of Oregon is the other. The two backs are joined in the backfield by Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan.

2007 AFCA Coaches' All-America Team


Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School )

WR Michael Crabtree 6-3 208 Fr. Texas Tech Mike Leach Dallas, Texas (Carter )

WR Jordy Nelson 6-3 217 Sr. Kansas St. Ron Prince Riley, Kan. (Riley County )

TE Martin Rucker 6-6 255 Sr. Missouri Gary Pinkel St. Joseph, Mo. (Benton )

OL Jake Long* 6-7 315 Sr. Michigan Lloyd Carr Lapeer, Mich. (East )

OL Kirk Barton 6-6 300 Sr. Ohio St. Jim Tressel Massillon, Ohio (Massillon Perry )

C Steve Justice 6-4 284 Sr. Wake Forest Jim Grobe Port Orange, Fla. (New Smyrna Beach )

OL Duke Robinson 6-5 352 Jr. Oklahoma Bob Stoops Atlanta, Ga. (Washington )

OL Ryan Clady 6-6 317 Jr. Boise St. Chris Petersen Rialto, Calif. (Eisenhower )

QB Matt Ryan 6-5 220 Sr. Boston College Jeff Jagodzinski Exton, Pa. (William Penn Charter )

RB Darren McFadden* 6-2 212 Jr. Arkansas Houston Nutt Little Rock, Ark. (Pulaski Oak Grove )

RB Jonathan Stewart 5-11 230 Jr. Oregon Mike Bellotti Lacey, Wash. (Timberline )


Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School )

DL Glenn Dorsey* 6-2 299 Sr. LSU Les Miles Gonzales, La. (East Ascension )

DL Chris Long 6-4 280 Sr. Virginia Al Groh Ivy, Va. (St. Anne's-Bellfield )

DL George Selvie 6-4 242 So. South Florida Jim Leavitt Pensacola, Fla. (Pine Forest )

DL Sedrick Ellis 6-2 305 Sr. USC Pete Carroll Chino, Calif. (Chino )

LB James Laurinaitis 6-3 240 Jr. Ohio St. Jim Tressel Hamel, Minn. (Wayzata )

LB Xavier Adibi 6-2 236 Sr. Virginia Tech Frank Beamer Hampton, Va. (Phoebus )

LB J Lemen 6-3 243 Sr. Illinois Ron Zook Champaign, Ill. (Central )

DB Dwight Lowery* 6-1 185 Sr. San Jose St. Dick Tomey Santa Cruz, Calif. (Soquel )

DB Aqib Talib 6-0 205 Jr. Kansas Mark Mangino Richardson, Texas (Berkner )

DB Brandon Flowers 5-10 200 Sr. Virginia Tech Frank Beamer Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic )

DB Mike Jenkins 6-0 197 Sr. South Florida Jim Leavitt Bradenton, Fla. (Southeast )

Specialists Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School )

P Chris Miller 6-2 205 Jr. Ball St. Brady Hoke Libertyville, Ill. (Carmel )

PK Taylor Mehlhaff 5-11 184 Sr, Wisconsin Brett Bielema Aberdeen, S.D. (Central )

AP DeSean Jackson 6-0 172 Jr. California Jeff Tedford Long Beach, Calif. (Poly )

*-2006 All-American

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