Thomas, McCaffrey named to AP All-America football team


Stanford juniors Solomon Thomas and Christian McCaffrey earned All-America football honors from the Associated Press, the organization announced Monday. Thomas is a third-team defensive tackle and McCaffrey is a second-team running back.

McCaffrey (running back) and Thomas (defensive line) also earned second-team citations by the Football Writers Association of America.

Solomon Thomas
Thomas led Stanford and ranked in the top five in the Pac-12 in sacks (seven) and tackles for loss (13). A two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 26, Oct. 17), Thomas also led the Cardinal with 36 solo tackles and tied for the team lead with 55 total tackles.

McCaffrey, CoSIDA's Academic All-American of the Year, leads the nation with 211.6 all-purpose yards/game and ranks fourth nationally with 145.7 rushing yards/game.

His 2,327 all-purpose yards rank second in Stanford history, bettered only by his NCAA record of 3,864 last season. Despite missing six quarters this season, his 1,603 rushing yards are tops in the Pac-12 and fourth-most in a season in school history.

Stanford finished the regular season 9-3 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12 to reach the postseason for the eighth straight year. The Cardinal faces North Carolina in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 30. The game will be televised on CBS at 11 a.m.

— Stanford Athletics


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