Three Wisconsin Players Named Walter Camp All-Americans

Three Wisconsin Players Named Walter Camp All-Americans

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Three Wisconsin Players Named Walter Camp All-Americans

MADISON, Wis. – The beginning of award season has already been good to the University of Wisconsin.

Shortly after Jonathan Taylor was named the Doak Walker Award winner, a honor given to the best running back in college football, the Badgers’ sophomore was named a Walter Camp first-team All-American along with senior right guard Beau Benzschawel.

Badgers senior left guard Michael Deiter made the second team.

It’s the second straight Taylor earned a spot on one of the teams (he was a second-team selection last season). Taylor has rushed for 1,989 yards and 15 touchdowns through 12 games this season. He leads the Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing with an average of 165.75 yards per game entering the Pinstripe Bowl vs. Miami on Dec. 27 in New York City.
Benzschawel and Deiter made their first appearance on Walter Camp All-American teams. Benzschawel has started 48 consecutive games at right guard while Deiter has started a program-record 53 games at left tackle, left guard and center.
All three players were consensus first-team All-Big Ten selections, with Taylor being named the conference’s running back of the year.

The Walter Camp All-American team is selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools.

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